The incendiary new album by the The Coup is called Sorry To Bother You. The record hits stores today accompanied by a wave of critical acclaim. The record is the latest work by the visionary band fronted by renowned vocalist-writer and activist Boots Riley and accompanied by a cadre of talented and versatile musicians.
The songs on Sorry To Bother You merge danceable beats, punk urgency and the astute social commentary of hip-hop to craft a refreshingly unique sound that draws from the past but never sounds anything but futuristic.
For their latest Riley and company teamed with co-producer Damion Gallegos at Chub Studio in Oakland. The album features guest appearances by Anti-Flag, Das Racist, Killer Mike, Japanther, Jolie Holland, Vernon Reid, and Joe Henry among others. Sorry To Bother You was recently included in Spin Magazine’s recent “25 Fall Albums You Gotta Hear” list, where they described it as “a hip-hop broadside at its core, but also integrates aggro punk guitar and danceable, '80-influenced beats.”
Early Acclaim For The Coup’s Latest Sorry To Bother You: "Boots Riley is a national treasure." – Stereogum
"Absolutely contagious" – Huffington Post “There’s no sermonizing to be found here-- just broad truths, sunniness balanced by the dirty scrag fun and head-banging bluster.” - Pitchfork
"With the perfect blend of party music and political rhymes, the Oakland hip-hop group's sixth album has taken over our speakers." - Entertainment Weekly “This absolutely knocks” – Prefix
"Boots Riley is a walk-the-walk, sleep-in-the-streets radical: He's spent part of the last year as the de facto spokesman for the Oakland brand of Occupy, one of the movement's most controversial offshoots. But the beauty of "The Magic Clap" is that it stands on its own as a singularly great hip-hop anthem." – Esquire
"Imaginative, funny, and very, very danceable. Sorry to Bother You is another funky Coup triumph of deft, charged flow." – Mother Jones
“This is our new sh*t.” - Okayplayer
“While everyone else gets older and struggles to remain relevant, Boots just seems to get younger and more relevant." - AV Club
"A funky agitprop masterpiece" – SF Weekly
"Riley’s latest work with The Coup is more aggressive, danceable, melodic and weird than the hip-hop outfit’s past releases." – Wired
"The rapper/producer/Occupy Oakland Movement figure’s fire remains timeless as ever." – EGOTRIP
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