The Cherry Poppin’ Daddies release their new music video for “The Babooch”, the latest single from their forthcoming album White Teeth, Black Thoughts, out July 16th on Space Age Bachelor Pad Records.
The music video for “The Babooch” plays into some of the greater themes found in the song and the soon to be released album, which examines, among other things, the withering affects of the Great Recession and capitalistic excess upon our society. Visually it might be described as a mash up of The Great Gatsby, an over the top Ralph Lauren commercial, and a Media Matters highlight reel. “We’re inspired by the music of the past a lot, but we try to write lyrics about serious issues,” band leader Steve Perry tells USA Today. “We’re trying to be a modern band and this record is very much about the years 2008 to the present.”
White Teeth, Black Thoughts marks Cherry Poppin’ Daddies first jazz and swing-powered outing in more than a decade. After touring hard behind 2009’s Skaboy JFK: The Skankin’ Hits of the Cherry Poppin’ Daddies, the band – including founding members Dan Schmid (bass) and Dana Heitman (trumpet) as well as the full touring compliment – convened at Eugene’s Gung Ho Studios and set to work. The always-prolific Perry had something big in mind, a double album of songs penned as the housing market crash wreaked havoc upon the heartland, held together by swing’s timeless beat. White Teeth, Black Thoughts dares to apply the form in an effort to scrutinize contemporary culture.