Thursday, May 11, 2023

Fishbone - "Estranged Fruit"

Photo by Pablo Mathiason

Fishbone is currently celebrating their (delayed by the pandemic) fortieth anniversary, and have a new EP coming out that was recorded and produced by Fat Mike of NOFX. The current incarnation also includes four out of six original members, including Chris Dowd who left in 1994. The newest single off that EP, "Estranged Fruit," is an obvious reference to Billie Holiday's "Strange Fruit" in title, subject matter, and sound. This new song sees the ska legends going mostly jazz on this one, and with lyrics that are somehow still timely in 2023. Towards the end of the song, it erupts into a burst of skacore, and I think we all need that release on this one.

Chris Dowd says of the new song:

“‘Estranged Fruit’ is a timeless composition merging the past and present embodied by the irony of us repeating what should be in the rear view mirror of a so called evolved society that still has far to go.”  

You can listen to "Estranged Fruit" below. Fishbone's self-tilted EP is due out May 26 on Bottles To The Ground. For more on Fishbone, check out the legendary band's website. Upcoming tour dates are below the song.

5/16 - South Shore Room at Harrah's Lake Tahoe - Stateline, NV + 

5/17 - South Shore Room at Harrah's Lake Tahoe - Stateline, NV + 

5/18 - Bluenote Summer Sessions - Napa, CA +

5/20 - Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium - Santa Cruz, CA +

5/21 - The Observatory North Park - San Diego, CA +

5/23 - Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre - Salt Lake City, UT +

5/24 - The Mission Ballroom - Denver, CO +

5/27 - Punk Rock Bowling Music Festival - Las Vegas, NV 

5/28 - Punk Rock Bowling Music Festival - Las Vegas, NV  (With Son Rompe Pera and HR)

6/14 - Lillie Zenith - Lille, FR  (with Sum 41)

6/15 - Hellfest - Clisson, FR  

6/17 - Copenhell - Copenhagen, DK 

+ - support for Les Claypool’s Flying Frog Brigade

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