PREMIERE: The Slackers keep the party going with Rare Breed EP (full stream)

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Sure, school is back in session and Labor Day has passed, but summer’s not over yet, not if the Slackers can help it: The three tunes on the ska legends’ new flexi 7-inch, part of the Rare Breed Recording Co. flexi-disc series, are the perfect fuel for the last backyard ska-B-Q of the season. The three-song EP was produced by Brian Dixon, and contains a cover of Ken Parker’s 1970 reggae hit “I Can’t Hide,” a dub version of “I Can’t Hide” called “Dub Can’t Hide” as well as the Slackers’ original instrumental “Christine Keeler.” Saxophonist Dave Hillyard comments:

“Brian set us up in the studio facing each other in a circle and we knocked through a bunch of original tunes. When we got through those, we played a couple of covers that we have been doing for fun. We felt loose and comfortable and that easy feeling can be heard.”

The Slackers’ Rare Breed flexi-disc can be ordered here, and subscriptions to the Rare Breed flexi series—including the Anthony Raneri And The Young Ones, Obi Fernandez of Westbound Train and more—are still available.

The Slackers are currently touring Europe with North American dates scheduled later this year:

Sep 11, 2015 21:00 Leeds (UK) Brudenell Social Club
Sep 12, 2015 21:00 London (UK) The Underworld
Sep 13, 2015 19:00 Aarschot Belgium De Klinker
Sep 14, 2015 21:00 Lindau (GER) Club Vaudeville
Sep 15, 2015 21:00 Milan (IT) Magnolia
Sep 16, 2015 21:00 Ljubljana (SLO) Gala Hala
Sep 17, 2015 21:00 Graz (AT) Explosiv
Sep 18, 2015 21:00 Vienna (AT) Arena
Sep 19, 2015 21:00 Munich (GER) Feierwerk
Sep 20, 2015 21:00 Solothurn (CH) Kofmehl
Sep 22, 2015 21:00 Regensburg (GER) Tiki Beat
Sep 23, 2015 21:00 Berlin (GER) SO36
Sep 24, 2015 21:00 Hamburg (GER) Hafenklang
Sep 25, 2015 21:00 Cologne (GER) Underground
Sep 26, 2015 21:00 Haarlem (NL) Patroonat
Sep 27, 2015 21:00 Sittard (NL) Ernesto’s Cantina
Nov 12, 2015 21:00 Burlington, VT Higher Ground
Nov 13, 2015 21:00 Montreal, QC Petit Campus
Nov 14, 2015 21:00 Rouyn, QC Cabaret De La Derniere
Nov 15, 2015 21:00 Barrie, ON The Fox
Nov 16, 2015 21:00 Toronto, ON Lees Palace
Dec 11, 2015 21:00 Philadelphia, PA Underground Arts
Dec 12, 2015 21:00 Washington DC 9:30 Club w/Pietasters
Dec 19, 2015 21:00 Boston, MA The Sinclair
Dec 20, 2015 21:00 NYC Irving Plaza w/Pietasters
March 18-21, 2016 21:00 Flogging Molly Cruise