Luscious Jackson, the great and deeply underrated Beasties-affiliated ’90s funk-pop crew, are back together, and they still have this unfakeable New York cool. (Thinking back, they pretty much defined my entire image of New York before I moved there for the first time, and their image of the place wasn’t far off.) The band has a new album called Magic Hour, which they’re self-releasing after making it via crowd-funding. Group members Jill Cunniff and Gabrielle Glaser produced the album, and Ad-Rock helped out on one track. Below, listen to first single “Show Us What You Got,” which rocks the cowbell like it’s still 1995.
Magic Hour is out 11/5 on the group’s own City Song label, which should be enough to remind you that “City Song” is an amazing song.