The Replacements debut new song

The Replacements
The Replacements

The Replacements: back on the road again, but they’ve got the blues…

The US legends have been performing a new song called ‘Whole Foods Blues’ and have hinted at a new album

inneapolis punk/alt-rock heroes The Replacements have debuted a new song during their first tour in 22 years. The band have been playing Whole Foods Blues since their first date on 10 April at Seattle’s Paramount Theatre, and fan-shot footage of the Hollywood Palladium show finally caught the song in its entirety. Whole Food Blues is a classically tongue-in-cheek account of shopping at the American food chain.

Last week their co-manager Darren Hill told Billboard that the band had recorded “seven or eight” tracks’ worth of new material. He added: “It’s just a question of what the band wants to ultimately do with them,” saying that frontman Paul Westerberg still has a backlog of songs “you wouldn’t believe,” and that bassist Tommy Stinson also has “tons of great songs”.

The band have plans to re-release their entire back catalogue on vinyl, and it’s also been reported that Stinson and Westerberg have been talking to music journalist and author Bob Mehr for an upcoming biography of the band.

The group play London’s Roundhouse on June 2 and 3. To get you in the mood, you can see them playing Whole Foods Blues below.

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