New BLK JKS album, tour dates + first album track


South African rock group's first full-length album drops September 8!

I am really thrilled to share that BLK JKS will finally be releasing After Robots in about a week.  You can pre-order it here.  In its review of the album, the Johannesburg Mail & Guardian says that "After Robots is probably the most important South
African album to have appeared in the past 20 years.
Having seen them twice this year, I know these guys are good.  If the album lives up to the hype, they'll be outta here.

Of course, the band will tour in support of the new album and here are the initial dates:

09/08/09 New York, NY – SOB’s
09/18/09 Urbana, IL – Canopy Club
09/19/09 Madison, WI – Orpheum Theater-Stage Door
09/20/09 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge for World Music Festival Chicago
09/21/09 Chicago, IL – Hideout for World Music Festival Chicago
09/22/09 Pontiac, MI – The Pike Room at The Crofoot
09/24/09 Minneapolis, MN – The Cedar Cultural Center
09/26/09 Bloomington, IN – Lotus Festival
09/29/09 Washington, DC – Black Cat Backstage
10/01/09 Tivoli, NY – Smog
10/04/09 Cambridge, MA – TT The Bear’s Place 

Check out the album's first track (not sure if this is the single) below.


L to R: Molefi Makananise, Mpumi Mcata, Tshepang Romoba, Lindani Bethelezi

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  • Claudia

    This is why I’ve become so grateful for your site and the work you are doing, Rob! I don’t think I would have discovered this band – a South African black rock band! – any other way. I really enjoyed the clip and I’m looking forward to the album.

  • Rob Fields

    Thanks, Claudia. You might also like to check out this track that I featured last year:


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