We’re pleased to bring you the premiere of The Ex-Optimists’ new song “The Joe Jackson Self-Destruct” (listen below). The track is taken from the band’s forthcoming album Drowned In Moonlight, which is scheduled to be released on September 28, 2018 through Shifting Sound. You can pre-order the album here.
The Ex-Optimists vocalist/guitarist Kelly Minnis commented on the song:
We came up with this riff that reminded us of something from the Look Sharp/I’m The Man era Joe Jackson records so we decided to follow that direction to its ridiculous conclusion, and of course, pay patronage to the lineage with the song’s title.
8/31 – Grand Stafford – Bryan, TX
9/01 – Rudyards – Houston, TX
9/21- KBTX New Music Friday – Bryan, TX
9/22 – Curious Collectibles – College Station, TX (Afternoon In-Store)
9/22 – Revolution – Bryan, TX (Record Release)
9/28 – Hole In the Wall – Austin, TX (Record Release)
10/6 – Spruce Goose – Houston, TX (Record Release)
Top photo by Kylie Kinsolving