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Sometimes it feels as if LA-based hip-hop crew Jurassic 5 have been dormant for as long as the actual dinosaurs. The group’s last single, the White Stripes-sampling “The Way We Do It”, came back in 2014 following an eight-year period of inactivity. At least this time they only waited two years before dropping another new single: “Customer Service”, a funky and undeniably fresh track that proves Jurassic 5 is no legacy act.
The track lifts its walking bassline from Edwin Birdsong’s 1971 soul-funk cut “The Spirit Of Do…Do”, but the verses deal with a dilemma — bad customer service — that any modern listener can relate to. One thing’s for sure: Customer dissatisfaction has never sounded this cool.
Listen in to the track below, which is available as a pay-what-you-want download for a limited time on Jurassic 5’s official website. Scroll down to check out the dates for the group’s upcoming summer tour.
Jurassic 5 2016 Tour Dates:
07/02 – Tullamore, IE @ Castlepalooza
07/03 – Caen, FR @ Beauregard Festival
07/04 – Paris, FR @ Le Trianon
07/05 – Bezirk Landstrasse, AT @ Arena Wien Open Air
07/06 – Stuttgart, DE @ Im Wizemann
07/08 – Liège, BE @ Parc Astrid de Coronmeuse
07/09 – Shepton Mallet, UK @ NASS Fest
07/11 – Frankfurt Am Main, DE @ Gibson
07/12 – Vesterbro, DK @ Vega
07/13 – Hamburg, DE @ Große Freiheit 36
07/14 – Utrecht, NL @ Tivolivredenburg
07/15 – Vale Of White Horse, UK @ Truck Festival
07/17 – Sete, FR @ Theatre De La Mer
07/18 – Esch Sur Alzette, LU @ Rockhal
07/19 – Feldkirch, AT @ Poolbar Festival
07/20 – Zurich, CH @ X-tra
07/23 – Herefordshire, UK @ Nozstock
07/24 – Sheffield, UK @ Tramlines Festival
08/05 – Loveland, CO @ Arise Festival