The recently reformed Flamin’ Groovies are releasing a new six-song EP early in 2014 with the song ‘End of the World’ available now, reports Rolling Stone magazine.
The latest incarnation of the Groovies features original member Cyril Jordan, early member George Alexander and mid-period member Chris Wilson (who also has his own album It’s Flamin’ Groovy! available with former members as guests). Victor Penalosa has joined the band on drums.
‘End Of The World’ is the first Jordan/Wilson penned song in more than 30 years.
“The song came together in the studio,” Jordan told Rolling Stone. “The basic track was cut 20 minutes after I showed it to the guys. This was the way we cut originals in the past.”
Best known for their classic songs ‘Slow Death,’ ‘Shake Some Action’ and ‘You Tore Me Down,’ the band have maintained a strong cult following which has resulted in several recent reunions.
This year the Groovies have completed successful tours of Japan and Australia, dates in June and July in London, followed by New York, San Francisco and LA. There are still 5 dates left on the USA tour prior to the end of the year. In recent years, Jordan and other founding member Roy Loney played several reunion shows for New Orleans’ Ponderosa Stomp. It is not known if Loney will re-join the band at some later stage.
Last month the band played for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in A Tribute to the Rolling Stones at the State Theater in Cleveland, Ohio.
THE FLAMIN’ GROOVIES REMAINING 2013 TOUR DATES:
November 8 Magic Stick – Detroit, MI
November 9 Beachland Ballroom – Cleveland, OH
December 12 U Street Music Hall – Washington, DC (w/ The Young Sinclairs)
December 14 8pm at Radio – Boston, MA (w/ The Connection & Andy Shernoff)
December 15 Norton Records bash @ Warsaw – Brooklyn, NY (w/ The Sonics)