Black Joe Lewis Reveal Tracklisting For ‘Electric Slave’

By Chris Dahlberg

Published on Thursday, June 27, 2013

Vagrant Records recently announced they had signed Black Joe Lewis and would release the group’s new album Electric Slave on August 27th. The band has released the track listing for the effort as well as the opening song “Skulldiggin” which you can stream below. Black Joe Lewis will be on tour supporting the album in September.

Black Joe Lewis have unveiled the track listing and album art for their brand new full-length LP, Electric Slave, to be released on August 27 on Vagrant Records. Check out the album art above and the track listing below. You can listen to the album’s opening track “Skulldiggin” at the link here:

“Skulldiggin” was hailed by Consequence of Sound as “a deafening first shot in the band’s war against technology-induced devolution. Over the mortar fire of crashing cymbals and the bombastic wail of a ferocious guitar, Lewis screams and shouts about mind control. And when his voice gets swallowed up by the feedback, it’s an intriguing extension of the anti-technology commentary.”

Most of Electric Slave was produced by GRAMMY award winner Stuart Sikes (White Stripes, Cat Power, Modest Mouse) and recorded at Church House Studios in Austin, TX. Three of the new tracks (“Skulldiggin,” “Dar Es Salaam,” “My Blood Ain’t Runnin’ Right”) were recorded and produced by John Congleton (Explosions in the Sky, St. Vincent, Okkervil River) at Elmwood Studios in Dallas.

The band will tour supporting Electric Slave beginning in September, playing a number of shows along the east coast including a show at New York’s Terminal 5 on September 26. For complete itinerary, please see below.

Electric Slave

1. Skulldiggin

2. Young Girls

3. Dar es Salaam

4. My Blood Ain’t Runnin’ Right


6. Come To My Party

7. Vampire

8. Make Dat Money

9. The Hipster

10. Golem

11. Mammas Queen


July 14 Sun Cincinnati, OH “Bunbury Music Fest”

Sept 7 Nashville, TN @ Mercy

Sept 8 Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West

Sept 9 Charleston, SC @ Pour House

Sept 10 Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle

Sept 12 Boston, MA @ Royale

Sept 13 Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall

Sept 14 Fredricton, NB @ Harvest Blues Festival

Sept 15 Halifax, NS @ Seahorse Tavern

Sept 18 Montreal, QC @ La Sala

Sept 19 Toronto, ON @ Lee’s %

Sept 20 Ithaca, NY @ The Haunt %

Sept 22 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer %

Sept 26 New York, NY @ Terminal 5 #

Sept 28 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop %

Sept 30 Milwaukee, WI @ Turner %

Oct 1 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue %

Oct 2 Lincoln, NE @ Bourban Theatre %

Oct 3 Norman, OK @ Univ of Oklahoma %

% = w/ Pickwick

# = w/ Okkervil River, Pickwick




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