Jim Bob, who has led UK duo Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine on and off for over 30 years, is again with a brand new solo album, Who Do We Hate Today, that is out subsequent week by way of Cherry Red. It follows quick on the heels of final 12 months’s nice Pop Up Jim Bob, an album that was made pre-pandemic however felt completely timed for it. (Among the presciently titled tracks: “2020 WTF!”) This one was made proper within the thick of it, and as common, Jim Bob brings his eager observational type, canny wit, empathy and love of puns to the craziness of our world.
The new single off the album is “The Earth Bleeds Out,” a rocker in regards to the passive lens by means of which a few of us have considered the final 18 months. “I’m a kind of individuals who is apprehensive about and frightened of the approaching finish of the planet however does little or no about it,” Jim Bob tells us. “‘The Earth Bleeds Out’ is probably but extra ineffective gesturing on my behalf as I write a really quick tune about how I’m not doing sufficient.”
The lyric video for the tune, which premieres on this submit, has Jim Bob scrolling by means of Instagram at numerous horrors, memes and cataclysmic occasions. You can watch that, and take a look at the album artwork and tracklist, under.
Jim Bob will probably be on tour within the UK in November, and people dates are listed under.
JIM BOB – WHO DO WE HATE TODAY?
1. JIM’S BED OF UNEASE (INTRO)
2. THE EARTH BLEEDS OUT
3. SHONA IS DATING A DRUNK, WOMAN HATING NEANDERTHAL MAN
5. WHERE’S THE BACKDOOR, STEVE?
6. KAREN (IS THINKING OF CHANGING HER NAME)
7. A RANDOM ACT
8. THE SUMMER OF NO TOUCHING
9. SONG FOR THE UNSUNG (YOU’RE SO MODEST YOU’LL NEVER THINK THIS SONG IS ABOUT YOU)
11. EVAN KNOWS THE SIRENS
12. THE LONELIEST ELEPHANT IN THE WORLD
13. WHO DO WE HATE TODAY?
JIM BOB – 2021 UK TOUR DATES:
4 November Cambridge J 2
5 November Hebden Bridge The Trades Club SOLD OUT
6 November Leeds Brudenell Social Club SOLD OUT
11 November Newcastle Cluny SOLD OUT
12 November Edinburgh Summerhall
13 November Manchester Gorilla
14 November Shiiine On Minehead SOLD OUT
18 November Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
19 November Birmingham O2 Institute
20 November London Brixton Electric