With very little fanfare, Vanguard Records released ¡Bastardos
en Vivo! today. The six-track EP features five live cuts from
¡Bastardos! recorded this past spring and summer, as well as
a previously-unreleased cover tune, "The Devil Went Down To Georgia". The
EP is only available through independent record stores, so check the
shelves of your local indie music shop, or consult the lists of Think Indie and/or the Coalition of Independent Music Stores
to see where you can pick one up for a mere $7.
In other news, a release date has finally been set for the John Popper
Project record. The still-untitled record will hit stores on October
3th courtesy of Relix Records. The
mentioned in a previous news story here is still a good preview for the
upcoming album (though the album is incorrectly pegged for a summer
release date), or fans can now preview four songs through the band's page
on myspace.com thanks to a
recent update. Expect a brief John Popper Project tour this fall during
the break between Blues Traveler's summer and fall tours.