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Stray Cats Are Back

Brian Setzer and co are recording a new album for 2019’s 40th anniversary

The Stray Cats are back on the prowl. After reuniting in 2018 for a handful of reunion shows, including a lauded headline spot at Viva Las Vegas, the rockabilly trio will celebrate their 40th anniversary in 2019 with both a new album and a full-sized tour.

“Forty years ago, us three teenagers started a little band to play a musical style that had long since passed and most folks had never heard of,” Brian Setzer says in a statement. “Forty years later, we stand together and still get that same thrill and exhilaration from the music. That feeling is what makes the fireworks go off and the sparks fly. It makes the world go around.”

Bandmates Setzer, bass player Lee Rocker and drummer Slim Jim Phantom haven’t released a studio record since 1993’s Original Cool. The frontman’s own Brian Setzer Orchestra, whose Grammy-winning cover of Louis Prima’s Jump, Jive An’ Wail became a surprise hit in 1998, has made the biggest impression of all their individual projects in the interim.

But they are promising a return to classic Cats style for the new record. “We have an album’s worth of new songs that are classic rockabilly while keeping the music and style current and fresh, like always,” says Phantom. “In other words… a Stray Cats album.”

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