April 5, 2007

Free Range Music: The Jai Alai Savant's Flight Of The Bass Delegate

The Jai Alai Savant -- Flight Of The Bass DelegatePhilebrity here points us to a full album stream of the new, long-awaited full-length debut from dub-conscious indie punkers The Jai Alai Savant, which you can stream here. Do it -- it is a killer. And the hot tune "When I Grow Up" name-checks our old neck of the woods, the 215. Jai Alai Savant principal member Ralph Darden once rocked out in Philly punk act Franklin. His latest operation (currently a trio, as the "Major Taylor" listed at the JAS MySpace hizzy is Darden's nom de DJ) formed about five years ago and is based out of Chicago. Anyway, the new set is called Flight Of The Bass Delegate and it will be released next Tuesday on City Slang. Apparently GSL already released it stateside earlier this week -- if you are in Chicago tonight there is a release show at The Darkroom. A digital single, for the ecstatic shouter "White On White Crime" [YouTube], will be released April 23. On the 29th the band begins a two-week tour of the UK and Europe, even though it seems like Jai Alai Savant was just there a month ago. Here's a YouTube clip of them live in Amsterdam March 8.

The Jai Alai Savant -- Flight Of The Bass Delegate [album stream]

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