I'm an enormous Rage Against the Machine fan‚ and nothing stoked me more than them playing shows again the past couple years. Not to mention the fact that Audioslave was a disaster in my opinion‚ proving that Chris Cornell is just a self-rightous hole in the wall. So I'm excited to see that Tom Morello is doing something new and badass for the first time in a little while. St. Sweeper's got Boots Riley from The Coup on lead vocals‚ and while he's no De LaRoca‚ he's got some nuts and sway. It's pretty anthemic shit though‚ and really fun actually - most of the album is streaming at http://www.myspace.com/streetsweepersocialclub.
I'd put up an original‚ but I've been hung up on their cover of M.I.A.'s "Paper Planes." They're got a couple rough cuts up on Youtube‚ but here's a sweet one that has Wayne Kramer of the MC5 sitting in. The band's opening up for the Nine Inch Nails/Jane's Addiction tour this summer‚ we'll see how the kiddies react.