Ween La Cucaracha Update

WEEN SIGNS WITH ROUNDER RECORDS, READIES NEW ALBUM AND TOUR
LA CUCARACHA, THEIR FIRST STUDIO ALBUM IN FOUR YEARS
DUE OCTOBER 23

Ween
With genre-defining releases in the fields of pop, country, bluegrass, folk, reggae, blues, and jazz, Rounder Records is one of America's most eclectic music labels. In its 20+ year history, Ween has deconstructed each and every one of those genres (and then some!), all the while displaying a preternatural gift for melody and genius, spit-take lyrics. On October 23, the twain shall meet when Rounder releases La Cucaracha, Ween's first studio album in over four years.

Commenting on the Rounder signing, Dean Ween enthused "I always wanted to be on the same label that put out all those early George Thorogood records and now I am!"

La Cucaracha is Ween's ninth studio album and features thirteen new, original songs. It was produced by long-time collaborator Andrew Weiss, and recorded, according to Dean, "in a moldy 200 year-old farmhouse in our hometown of New Hope, PA."

From the mold Ween has crafted its most ambitiously all-over-the-map release since the 1994 classic Chocolate and Cheese. Witness the redneck scat boogie of "Learning to Love"; the blistering porn rock throw-down "With My Own Bare Hands"; the emo-bashing "Shamemaker" and the dream-weaving "Spirit Walker"; the epic 10+ minute Latin prog of "Woman and Man" and the exquisitely groovy "Your Party," the best song Gerry Rafferty never wrote, featuring the smooth sounds of saxophonist David Sanborn. Rolling Stone observed that Ween's voracious musical appetite is "both anachronistic and cunningly contemporary," and that's never been more true than on La Cucaracha.

Ween will embark on their most extensive tour in years in support of La Cucaracha. Stay tuned for a full list of dates.

Track Listing for La Cucaracha:
1. Fiesta
2. Blue Balloon
3. Friends
4. Object
5. Learnin To Love
6. With My Own Bare Hands
7. The Fruit Man
8. Spirit Walker
9. Shamemaker
10. Sweetheart
11. Lullaby
12. Woman And Man
13. Your Party


Pennsylvania based band, Ween have announced the first part of their West Coast tour, but stress "This list is NOT complete ...waiting on some confirmations." Stops include the House of Blues in San Diego, The Warfield in old SF and north of border in Vancouver at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. All of the announced West and East Coast dates can be found here.

Now a little note from Gene and Dean about the new album "La Cucaracha"

Yes, the new Ween album has a name, La Cucaracha. The album kicks ass, I'm not really sure what else to say about it other than I really can't wait for it's release. There's not a wasted minute of music on there. We wrote and recorded a ton of material before we whittled it down to it's present state. We recorded the album to two inch 24 track tape and it sounds amazing. As always, it was produced and mixed by Andrew Weiss. It's due to be released in late September and we have already booked our American tour, which runs from mid-October until X-mas break. It will be our first full scale tour since Quebec was released. We will be playing pretty much every major city in the U.S. I'm not so sure yet about Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan but it looks like we'll get there next year. I really, I mean really can't wait for you guys to hear it. I think you're gonna be floored.

http://www.ween.com

[Published on: 8/29/07]

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Comments

Halluxone starstarstarstarstar Fri 8/24/2007 10:23AM
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Not one wasted minute, eh? Now I am REALLY excited to hear what these two crazy mofos have come up with now! BRING ME SOME WEEN, SIR!

sleewell starstarstarstar Fri 8/24/2007 10:43AM
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sleewell

San Diego and LA, sweet!!

bigchris starstarstarstarstar Fri 8/24/2007 11:27AM
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Nice work AG.

The Warfield will ROCK!!!!

Boognish Provides.

Makisupa_McGee Fri 8/24/2007 12:05PM
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Makisupa_McGee

YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!

Finally they announce a norcal date...Thank Boognish!!

Gribblecake Fri 8/24/2007 03:39PM
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Gribblecake

2 Ohio dates but no other mid-Atlantic love? Aww man, I was stoked for a Ween show

DelrayChris starstarstarstarstar Fri 8/24/2007 03:59PM
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DelrayChris

Sounds brown to me...

Gribblecake Fri 8/24/2007 04:06PM
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Gribblecake

2 Ohio dates but no other mid-Atlantic love? Aww man, I was stoked for a Ween show

Andrew W. Fri 8/24/2007 04:46PM
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Andrew W.

"This list is NOT complete ...waiting on some confirmations."

jeeez

rulosa01 Fri 8/24/2007 06:03PM
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hail the boognish

rabbitsfoot starstarstarstarstar Fri 8/24/2007 08:21PM
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rabbitsfoot

sweet man, sweet

PoopshipDestroyer Sat 8/25/2007 01:47AM
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I went to the Stubb's shows. Unreal.

Give me some southeast dates. Namely the Tabernacle in Atl. All hail the mighty Boognish.

DirtyRice starstarstarstarstar Sat 8/25/2007 10:27AM
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DirtyRice

they gotta play in PHX saturday, 11/03/07. then road trip to the rialto on sun. same as white pepper tour only backwards. what venue though?cajun house, i mean Venue of Scottsdale? ween too big for that place now. celeb theatre with the stage spinnin is where these fools need to play!

Cottell starstarstarstarstar Sat 8/25/2007 12:55PM
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I suggest that everybody see thses guys atleast once! Even if ur not into there music. Great shows!!!! FUCKIN WEEN!!!!

christmas_18 starstarstarstarstar Sun 8/26/2007 12:32AM
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They totally rocked this one. I can feel it!

DreadyHaskel starstarstarstarstar Mon 8/27/2007 01:30AM
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CeilingFan247 starstarstarstarstar Mon 8/27/2007 08:41AM
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Hell yes. See you assholes in Detroit!

grflded2002 starstarstarstarstar Mon 8/27/2007 11:58AM
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grflded2002

HMMMM..... a day off between warfield and roseland maybe just maybe we could get a show in lets see....... arcata ashland or eugene:D yes i know wishful thinking but you never know

grflded2002 starstarstarstarstar Mon 8/27/2007 12:07PM
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grflded2002

HMMMM..... a day off between warfield and roseland maybe just maybe we could get a show in lets see....... arcata ashland or eugene:D yes i know wishful thinking but you never know

Makisupa_McGee Mon 8/27/2007 12:22PM
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Makisupa_McGee

"So many colors in the homo rainbow... Dont be afraid to let your color SHIIIIIINE!"

...this is an excerp from the ween song featured on the "Chef Aid" South Park episode

birkenjam starstarstarstarstar Mon 8/27/2007 01:58PM
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friends in life are special, do you want me as your special friend? cause your the friend that i've been searching for

sleewell Wed 8/29/2007 12:47PM
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sleewell

i saw them in Detroit back a few years ago and it still goes down as one of the best rock shows i have ever seen. these guys are as hilarious as they are talented and it should be a crime to miss one of their shows.

Fred T. starstarstarstarstar Wed 8/29/2007 04:11PM
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Fred T.

its all about WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEN.

chrisberry Wed 8/29/2007 08:53PM
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chrisberry

hell yah ween in portland, now add eugene and life would be grand

weenhead420 starstarstarstarstar Thu 8/30/2007 08:52AM
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weenhead420

ATL. would be nice, more shows in general are needed! Bring it on Boognish

Tan starstarstarstarstar Thu 8/30/2007 02:37PM
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Tan

I loves me all things Ween.

RothburyWithCheese star Fri 8/31/2007 06:11AM
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gOdWesSaTaN Fri 8/31/2007 10:20AM
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gOdWesSaTaN

obama-kucinich2008 go to hell

cant wait for this cd fiesta and your party are both great songs.

bow down to the boognish

notdave Fri 8/31/2007 06:51PM
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I love how the person named "USCTrojans4Life" is calling ween "worthless losers". Amazing!

I'm really psyched for this new record. Their music has been developing more and more over the years. I've heard a few of the new songs live and they were pretty great. And Ween was one of the best shows at Bonnaroo hands down.

mvp8779 starstarstarstarstar Sun 9/2/2007 01:55PM
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patience...I have a strong feeling that they will be playing Baltimore and the Philth on the Thanksgiving weekend.

mrkrinkle6884 starstarstarstarstar Sun 9/9/2007 01:20PM
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mrkrinkle6884

ok now the last time they came to Knoxville was 2003 at the Tennessee Theatre. Although last time is saw them was 2004 Bonnaroo latenight(juggling from there then to Primus when they finally turned off that goddamned Johnny Cash album and played at 3AM.)

We have since renovated The Tennesse Theatre, go ahead ask Yonder Mountain, Robert Randolph, and soon enough Of Montreal. PLEASE COME BACK TO KNOXVILLE WE WILL RESPRESENT THE BOOGNISH GREATLY!!!!!

Cottell starstarstarstarstar Tue 9/11/2007 08:01AM
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USC dude. Once again u sound like a douschebag. WEEN fuckin rocks!!!

bigchris starstarstarstarstar Mon 10/22/2007 04:29PM
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Hey Ween fans in SF: come hear the "La Cucaracha" CD listening party.

Giordano Bros. 303 Columbus(@broadway)in North Beach. Fun starts at 6:30pm and CD at 7pm. Lots of cool giveaways, CDs,posters, tshirts and a pair of tix to the sold out Warfield show! Andrew Freeman will play afterward. Other listening parties around the country see Ween.com or Ween Forum for info. ROCK!

bigchris starstarstarstarstar Mon 10/22/2007 04:30PM
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the party in SF in on Tuesday, Oct 23rd!