With the Cherry Poppin’ Daddies’ new album, White Teeth, Black Thoughts, set to drop in mid-July, the band has announced a series of supporting tour dates. The album marks the Daddies’ return to big-band swing after taking a 14-year hiatus from playing the kind of music that made them famous in the late ’90s. Frontman Steve Perry and his cohorts — including fellow founders Dan Schmid (bass) and Dana Heitman (trumpet) — sashay their way through the record’s 11 tracks which chronicle recent dour developments in America with a sort of ominous joviality.
“I started writing swing songs again during the financial crisis,” Perry recently told JAZZIZ. “It was a ‘Brother, can you spare a dime’ time. You started seeing the cardboard signs, and then there was Occupy and the foreclosures. Swing fit these things.”
A deluxe edition of White Teeth, Black Thoughts includes nine additional songs, some of which feature renowned guestsBuckwheat Zydeco and Zoot Horn Rollo.
For more information, including the band’s full tour itinerary, go to www.daddies.com.