In the four years since the release of their last album, King Khan & BBQ Show have have run into some legal trouble. Turns out there’s a barbecue joint in Berlin called “KING KHAN UND BBQ,” and the restaurant recently filed a lawsuit against the garage rock duo. In response, the band has changed its name back to its original moniker, Bad New Boys.
Along with news of the rebranding comes a new song entitled, “We Are The Champion”. Serving as the title track to the band’s new album, the punchy garage rocker is infused with a retro crackle and lo-fi rust.
The band said in a statement, “This was the first song we wrote for the album. Not the best song on the record, and not a single, but where our heads were at during the recording.” Even though the track’s explanation undersells its charm, its ambling, fuzzy sensibilities still make it a worthy listen. Watch a weird-ass video for the number below (via Noisey).
Check the Bad News Boys’ upcoming tour schedule, which includes a lengthy stint with Georgia-based fuzz connoisseurs Black Lips.
Bad News Boys 2014 Tour Dates:
09/10 – New Orleans, LA @ Tiptina’s #
09/11 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s #
09/12 – Austin, TX @ Ghost Town #
09/13 – Dallas, tX @ Granada Theater #
09/15 – St. Louis, MO @ Ready Room #
09/16 – Iowa City, IA @ Blue Moose Tap House #
09/17 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue #
09/18 – Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon #
09/19 – Chicago, IL @ Logan Square Auditorium #
09/21 – Columbus, OH @ The A&R Music Bar #
09/23 – Cincinnati, OH @ The Southgate House Revival #
09/24 – Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick #
09/25 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre #
09/26 – Montreal, QC @ Club Soda #
09/27 – Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall #
09/28 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club #
09/30 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza #
10/01 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg #
10/02 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat #
10/03 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle #
10/04 – Atlanta, GA @ The Goat Farm #
10/06 – San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
10/07 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
10/08 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
10/10 – Portland, OR @ Dante’s
10/11 – Seattle, WA @ Crocodile Cafe
10/12 – Vancouver, BC @ Electric Owl
# = w/ Black Lips