Monday, March 27, 2006

Slits reunite

The great post-punk band the Slits are the latest act to reunite. Members Ari Up, Viv Albertine, and Tessa Pollitt have scheduled two shows in May so far, in Ireland and Germany. On-U Sound's Adrian Sherwood (legendary dub/reggae producers who's mixed the likes of Depeche Mode and Nine Inch Nails) will mix the shows live. A new Slits album is also in the works for a fall release.

The Slits formed in 1976 as a punk band. By 1977 they were on the White Riot Tour, opening for the Buzzcocks and the Clash. By the time they recorded their first album Cut in 1979, they had evoled into a post-punk/reggae sound. The album would be critically revered throughout the years, even though it would not be released in the US until 2005. (You can also check their Peel Sessions CD, which contains six of the songs that would wind up on Cut, but done in their more earlier punk style.)


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