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James Chance & the Contortions to Release “The Flesh Is Weak”

Due out Nov. 11 on True Groove

James Chance & the Contortions

Singer-saxophonist James Chance and the Contortions’-guitarist-vocalist Tomás Doncker, bassist-vocalist Eric Klaastad, drummer-vocalist Richard Dworkin, saxophonist-organist Robert Aaron and trumpeter-trombonist Mac Gollehon-new album, The Flesh Is Weak, the band’s first new full-length album in decades, is set to be released on Nov. 11 via True Groove.

The album, sparked by a conversation to release a 35th anniversary of the band’s debut album, BUY, The Flesh Is Weak, produced by Doncker and James Dellatacoma, and recorded at Bill Laswell’s Orange Music Sound Studio, is a mix of new songs such as “Melt Yourself Down”-complete with Chance’s Farfisa organ- “Disciplinary Action” and “Snap It Back, Strip It Down,” as well as covers of Gil Scott-Heron’s “Home Is Where the Hatred Is” and Frank Sinatra’s “That’s Life.”

The release show for The Flesh Is Weak will take place on Nov. 10 at the Bowery Electric in New York, followed by two additional shows-Beer Land in Austin, Texas, on Nov. 12 and the Rivoli in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on Dec. 10.