XPN’s Gotta Hear Song of the Week is a new song by Luscious Jackson, “Are You Ready,” from their new album coming out on November 5th called Magic Hour. The band’s first new album in 14 years, they have also announced a few reunion shows including one at Union Transfer on Saturday, November 23rd. Jill Cunniff, Gabby Glaser, and Kate Schellenbach used Pledge Music, a crowd funding platform that allows fans to financially contribute directly to musical projects, to raise money for the new album, coming out on their own City Song label. From the opening beats, “Are Your Ready” signifies a funky welcome return for the ladies. Their harmonies soar on top of the wah-wah guitars, the beats are tight, and the colorful synth sounds bubble under a memorable melody. “Are You Ready” is classic Luscious Jackson. Download the song below.
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