Tom Waits is set to stream his brand new album ‘Bad As Me’ online ahead of its official release date, October 25.
Members of Tom Waits’ mailing list will have already received a code to access the stream and fans without codes can sign up to listen to the album at badasme.com. Each unique code comes with five extra codes for ‘Bad As Me’ to share.
The single ‘Bad As Me’ is already available. The album marks the legendary punk jazz and bluesman’s first new solo material in seven years.
Waits’ last solo release was 2004’s ‘Real Gone’, which was co-produced by Waits and his wife Kathleen Brennan. Waits made an announcement regarding the new album on Tomwaits.com in August.
In a short video he previewed snippets of tracks from the new album before cutting the music, and blaming the internet for his doing so, explaining “apparently there’s no such thing as ‘private’ anymore.” He said:
I’m going to have to change everything. Here’s the way I see it – if you were having a birthday, and I came early, and I started eating your cake, maybe I opened up all your presents and I started playing with all your toys, you’d be OK with that?
Watch the Tom Waits’ Private Listening Party video below:
The ‘Bad As Me’ tracklisting is:
‘Raised Right Men’
‘Talking At The Same Time’
‘Face To The Highway’
‘Back In The Crowd’
‘Bad As Me’
‘Hell Broke Luce’
‘New Year’s Eve’
‘She Stole The Blush’
‘After You Die’