It’s been thirteen years since New York’s LUSCIOUS JACKSON released their last album Electric Honey and decided to pursue other endeavors (Jill writes with and produces other artists, Kate is an Emmy award winning television producer who’s worked on the Ellen DeGeneres and George Lopez shows, Jill and Gabby released solo albums in 2007, all are mothers). Now they’re back at work on a new album and Rolling Stone has the premiere of their first single, “Are You Ready?”
Luscious Jackson burst onto the music scene in 1992 after signing to Grand Royal, the Beastie Boys indie label and won Best EP in the Village Voice Pazz and Jop poll for In Search of Manny. Two years later saw the release of Natural Ingredients on Grand Royal/Capitol Records to critical and commercial acclaim and the band joined label owners Beastie Boys on Lollapalooza and toured across the States gaining a larger following.
Their second full-length album, Fever in Fever Out, was released in 1996, a year after opening for R.E.M. on their “Monster” Tour, culminating at Madison Square Garden. Luscious Jackson worked with legendary producer Daniel Lanois on the album and together they created the band’s most successful album to date. The album went gold in the States, selling over 500,000 copies and featured the Top 40 single “Naked Eye.” After the release of Fever in Fever Out, the band was seen everywhere from Gap commercials to Jeopardy. They joined the line up on Lilith Fair in 1998 performing with the likes of Sarah McLachlan, Sheryl Crow, the Pretenders and Emmylou Harris. The band released Electric Honey in 1999 (which contained the well known single “Ladyfingers”) before amicably disbanding in 2000. The new opportunities of online media have inspired the band to make music again and connect to their fans directly.
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