Last year, K Records released Down With Liberty...Up With Chains!, a full-length from D.C. musician Ian Svenonius' current project, Chain and the Gang. The band was billed as "a jailhouse quartet that's roaming the northwest, preaching Svenonius' anti-capitalist funky blues gospel, proclaiming: 'Down with liberty, up with chains! If this is 'freedom' then lock me up and throw away the key!'"
Now the label's released a 7" 45 of Chain and the Gang's "(I've Got) Privilege" (along with its Bside, "Detroit Music"). "Privilege" is pure old-school, good-time funk and was recorded by Calvin Johnson at Dub Narcotic Studio in Olympia.
Click here to listen to "Privilege" and then here to go to K's store and purchase the single ($0.99 for the MP3, $4 for the 7").
Chain and the Gang will play the Crocodile Cafe on Tuesday, July 6 with Golden Triangle and Turbo Fruits. Click here to buy tickets to the show.