The reunited Replacements have a number of backward-looking releases in the works and, apparently, some new songs, too. They recently debuted one of the latter, in the form of a tune entitled “Whole Foods Blues,” at some of their recent gigs, as captured in a fan shot video from their April 16 show at the Hollywood Palladium.
The song is, essentially, what it says it is: a slow blues number about the upscale grocery chain. The lyrics are typically irreverent and inconsequential, with frontman Paul Westerberg complaining about the poor attitudes, “hippie hair” and “punk rock feet” of the Whole Foods employees while extolling the benefits of protein shakes for maintaining his “girlish figure.” The song is one of seven or eight new songs that the band has recorded, with an eye toward releasing them at some unspecified point in the future.
In addition to the new songs and tour, the Replacements are set to release a number of different projects covering their long, illustrious career, including a book, a documentary, and two career-spanning box sets.
Watch the Replacements play “Whole Foods Blues” below: