The ever genre-defying The Pimps Of Joytime, led by mastermind Brian J, are hard at work on
a new album, Jukestone Paradise, that's set to be released later this year. Fans
don't have to wait for a taste of the LP as The Pimps have released "Booty Text," their
first single in two years.
Brian J. co-wrote "Booty Text" with former bandmate and collaborator Chauncey Yearwood.
“It’s all about that desire and yearning you feel for someone after 2 a.m.,” said Brian J,
who croons the line, "Sending a booty text like an S.O.S.," throughout the catchy track.
The new single is available as a stream below and also as a free download. In addition,
PoJ will release a Clubby Mix and Dubby Mix of "Booty Text" on limited-edition vinyl 45s
for sale exclusively at their concerts this winter. Speaking of which, Brian J and Co.
head out on tour tomorrow with opening night set for Lost On Main in Chico, CA before a
two-night stand at The Independent in San Francisco. Brian J will put down the laptop for
the all analog tour in which the Pimps will perform old favorites and new gems that will
eventually be released on Jukestone Paradise.
The vinyl release is the band's first as PoJ nods towards the remix culture of their
native Brooklyn. "Remixes are a huge part of the club culture because they reinterpret and
often times revitalize the original. A song comes alive when you’re on the floor
experiencing it with your people," said Brian J. "Booty Text" was produced by Brian J,
who has produced all of the band's albums as well as Cyril Neville's last solo record and
Corey Henry's forthcoming work. In the past he's recorded most of the instrumental parts
himself, including percussion. With the addition of new drummer John Staten to the mix,
Brian J has dabbled with live percussion in the studio for the first time, "[Staten]
brings a lot of fire into the drums, he's a huge part of this record. Percussion is really
important to me, and with him I'm able to mix them loud and powerful."
Without further ado, feast your ears on both mixes of "Booty Text":
Here's a look at Pimps Of Joytime's current touring schedule:
Thursday, Feb. 13 Lost on Main - Chico, CA
Friday, Feb. 14 The Independent - San Francisco, CA
Saturday, Feb. 15 The Independent - San Francisco, CA
Sunday, Feb. 16 Moe’s Alley - Santa Cruz, CA
Thursday, Feb. 20 Cozmic Pizza - Eugene, OR
Friday, Feb. 21 Mississippi Studios - Portland, OR
Saturday, Feb. 22 Neumos Crystal Ball Room - Seattle, WA
Tuesday, Feb. 25 Pink Garter Theater - Jackson Hole, WY
Wednesday, Feb. 26 The State Room - Salt Lake City, UT
Thursday, Feb. 27 Bluebird Theater - Denver, CO
Friday, Feb. 28 Bluebird Theater - Denver, CO
Saturday, Mar. 1 Gondola Plaza - Steamboat Springs, CO
Tuesday, Mar. 4 Snowmass Village - Snowmass, CO
Wednesday, Mar. 5 Fly Me To The Moon Saloon - Telluride, CO
Friday, Mar. 7 The Satellite - Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Mar. 8 Mustache Bash Music Festival - San Diego, CA