In what is surely the coolest reissue news this summer, a new record from The Bongos will be out in October on a revived JEM Recordings label.
The legendary band recently reunited to play the final night at Maxwell's in Hoboken, as you've probably read about already, and they've also dug up a previously unreleased album called Phantom Train which will be out on October 1.
The short version is that back in 1985, after a bit of success with Drums Along The Hudson and Beat Hotel they were being wooed to Island Records. They recorded some stuff and put it on hold...until now.
Richard Barone and the other lads in the group have revisited and remixed the tracks and they're going to release the full-length this fall but you can play and download lead single "My Wildest Dreams" here.
In the meantime, please check out the new "official" Facebook page for The Bongos for all the details on the group's 2013 and 2014 activities.