After nine years, ZZ Top finally issue new music on Tuesday as their “Texicali” EP is released.
Produced by Rick Rubin, the four-song set offers a preview of the group’s full-length album, as yet untitled, that will be released late this summer or early fall. Fans purchasing the four songs will benefit from a pro-rated discount on the purchase of the full album when it is released.
“Texicali” features “I Gotsta Get Paid,” “Chartreuse,” “Over You” and “Consumption.”
The first track issued was “I Gotsta Get Paid,” a tune based on the underground 1990s rap song “25 Lighters”; it’s also heard on the soundtrack to the international box office hit “Battleship.”
The Texas rockers are currently bringing some of the new music to fans as they headline the Gang Of Outlaws Tour, with special guests 3 Doors Down; the pair are being joined by Gretchen Wilson on select dates.
Hear some of the new tracks below; you can check out "Chartreuse" at Rolling Stone here.
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