Perennial garage rockers the Fleshtones don’t care to slow down. Over the course of five decades together, the group has pumped out 21 full-length albums, and on February 11 comes No. 22, Wheel of Talent. Contemporaries of Devo, the New York Dolls, and New York City’s 1970s punk scene, the Fleshtones stay true to their signature style on Wheel of Talent: a fusion of roots-rock with copious amounts of fuzz. Furious, rockabilly-inspired piano lines, catchy earworms (including a foot-stomping chorus in “Remember the Ramones”), and jabs at the social-media-obsessed milennial generation are also highlights.
Stream the record in its entirety before it drops on February 11 courtesy of Yep Roc Records, and check out the Fleshtones’ tour dates below the embed.
The Fleshtones 2014 tour dates:
February 27 – Brookyln, NY @ The Grand Victory
February 28 – Long Branch, NJ @ Brighton Bar
March 1 – Bridgeport, CT @ Two Boots
March 5 – Pittsburgh, PA @ 31st Street Pub
March 6 – Rochester, NY @ The Abilene Bar and Lounge
March 7 – Rehoboth, DE @ Dogfish Head
March 10 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
March 12 – Oklahoma City, OK @ VZD’S
March 13 – Dallas, TX @ Double Wide
March 19 – Jackson, MS @ Duling Hall
March 20 – Athens, GA @ The Melting Point
March 21 – Atlanta, GA @ Star Community Bar
March 22 – Greensboro, NC @ Blind Tiger