New York alt-rock vets Chavez have been out of our lives for almost 20 years now, but it looks like that’s about to change. The band announced Wednesday that they will be releasing a new three-song 12”/digital EP called Cockfighters.
The band is releasing the EP through Matador Records, and the EP represents the band’s first new recordings since their 1996 album Ride the Fader. The EP was recorded in 2015 with longtime associate John Agnello (Sonic Youth, Kurt Vile, Dinosaur Jr.).
Chavez unexpectedly leaked a hard-charging single from the EP called “The Bully Boys” via Facebook today, which you can check out below. Find the Cockfighters tracklist beneath that. The EP is due out on Jan. 13, 2017—you can pre-order it here.
1. The Singer Lied
2. Blank in the Blaze
3. The Bully Boys