Jello Biafra’s colourfully titled ‘JELLO BIAFRA AND THE GUANTANAMO SCHOOL OF MEDICINE’ project are set to release a new EP called ‘Shock-U-Py!’ next month.
It’ll be released through Alternative Tentacles in the US, and you’ll probably have to pre-order it from them to get a copy over here.
It contains a previously released track, and comes in advance of a full length that’s in the works at the moment (with no set release date).
You can see the press release from the label below:
“Election fever is here and even more of a circus than usual, so who better to jump in and stir up trouble than Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine with their new EP “SHOCK-U-PY!” The pre-sale package includes the album (your choice of 10″ EP + download card or CD), an exclusive full-sized John Yates-designed backpatch, a Jello+GSM tour poster, and 2 Alternative Tentacles stickers, one black and one white! Be the first on your block to rock the Shock!
The SHOCK-U-PY! EP includes the exclusive non-album song “Barackstar O’Bummer” plus Biafra’s remix of “We Occupy” a song for the uprising Jello guested on with D.O.A.. “We both go way back in the direct action side of things so I’m honored Joe Keithley asked me to sing on this song.”
“Occupy may be out of the corporate news machine right now” says Biafra, “but that hardly means that it’s gone away and it won’t go away until the problems go away. To me it’s a reigniting of the anti-corporate ‘spirit of Seattle’ but this time it’s bigger because times are more severe.”
The Guantanamo School of Medicine will be touring worldwide to support the SHOCK-U-PY! EP as well as their forthcoming full-shebang album, White People and the Damage Done. The EP is the first recording to feature Andrew Weiss on bass (Ween, Rollins Band, Butthole Surfers) and the powerhouse drums of Paul Della Pelle (from Philadelphia HC legends Ruin, Helios Creed, Nik Turner’s Space Ritual, and more.) The rest of the Guantanamo School of Medicine are the familiar faces of Mr. Biafra on vocals and tuneage; Ralph Spight (Victims Family, Hellworms) guitars, vocals, keyboards; and Kimo Ball still more guitars. The EP was recorded and mixed by Matt Kelley (studio whiz engineer on lots of Jello, Hieroglyphics, The Coup, Digital Underground, Zen Guerilla, etc.) and Produced by Marshall Lawless. Cover art and design by John Yates and Eric Drooker.”