We’re pleased to bring you the premiere of Johnny & the Bootlegs’ new song “Thrift Shop” (listen below). The track is taken from the band’s forthcoming EP NYC Rags, which is scheduled to be released on May 11th, 2018.
John Santiago of Johnny & the Bootlegs commented on the song:
“‘Thrift Shop’ speaks about the odd underlying nature of wearing someone else’s clothing, not knowing if they are still alive or what their character may have been whilst wearing said clothing. The band has frequented Brooklyn’s own Urban Jungle thrift shop in Bushwick for years and the song was inspired during ‘a hop, a skip, a jump away’ afternoon trip to their clothing racks. One of those contemplative songs that is essentially overthinking a moot point, so may as well have fun with it!”
The NYC Rags EP was recorded at Studio G in Brooklyn, NY by engineer Jeff Berner (Psychic TV, Chris Cubeta and the Liars Club, NAAM, Heliotropes, etc,) through the summer and fall of 2017. The songs were written by John Santiago during his time as a general manager of Webster Hall; observing NYC nightlife and relating to his personal trials and tribulations throughout a “wild six years.”
About the band:
Johnny & the Bootlegs are an NYC blues-punk-rock outfit established in 2016. Dedicated to the idea of creating good time, soul inspired, rock n roll, the band’s debut self-titled album was released in August 2017 with cited influence from artists like ZZ Top, Jimi Hendrix, Green Day, and Sublime. Johnny & the Bootlegs is fronted by NYC singer-songwriter John Santiago with Eric Neuberger on bass and the recent addition of Ryan Adams on drums in mid-2017. Their follow-up EP entitled NYC Rags, with Adams on drums, is set for release in Spring 2018.