Don’t Let The Sun Fool Ya: The Slackers Announce New Album, Unleash New Single

The Slackers

New York City reggae legends THE SLACKERS are debuting the song and video for “Don’t Let The Sunlight Fool Ya” which is also the title track from their brand new upcoming album. This record, their first in 7 years and 15th full-length in their career, is now available on Pirates Press Records’ webstore.

Frontman Vic Ruggiero describes the writing process and meaning behind the song: “Yeah, it’s the springtime…it looks really nice thru the window. The sun feels good… You go outside and all of a sudden you realize it’s winter still… It’s like you thought you put sugar in your coffee, but it was salt.”

The Slackers - Don't Let The Sun Fool Ya

Rolling Stone recently hailed The Slackers as “The legendary New York City ska band” and this is by no means hyperbole. Having formed in 1991, The Slackers released their debut album in 1996, Better Late Than Never, and then signing with Epitaph Records and releasing their breakthrough full-length, Redlight, in 1997. From there, the band traveled the world and began to develop a prolific audience through their fun and energetic shows.

14 full-lengths later, countless EPs, singles, and touring all around the world playing to thousands and thousands of fans from Tokyo, Japan to their hometown of New York City, The Slackers return with Don’t Let The Sunlight Fool Ya. Marc Wasserman, author of “Skaboom! An American Ska & Reggae Oral History,” says The Slackers’ “…songs are about real darkness, depression, anger, sadness and loneliness, and some of the political songs as well are pretty vibrant.”

Catch The Slackers on tour:


03/30/2022 – Harrisburg, PA – Stage On Herr

3/31/2022 – Pittsburgh, PA – Pittsburgh Crafthouse

4/01/2022 – Bethlehem, PA – Musikfest Cafe

4/07/2022 – Rehoboth Beach, DE – Arenas

4/08/2022 – Virginia Beach, VA – Bunker Brewpub

4/10/2022 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade

5/7/2022 – Jersey City, NJ – White Eagle Hall

5/12/2022 Ottawa, ON – Brass Monkey

5/13/2022 Montreal, QC – Cafe Campus

5/14/2022 Quebec City, QC – L’Antibar

5/17/2022 Salt Lake City, UT – Commonwealth Room

5/18/2022 Denver, Co – Oriental Theater

5/20/2022 – Dallas, TX – Three Links

5/21/2022 – Houston, TX – Scout Bar

5/22/2022 – San Antonio, TX – Rockbox

5/24/2022 – Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad

5/27/2022 – Flagstaff, Az – Yucca Room

5/28/2022 – Phoenix, Az – Crescent Ballroom

9/26/2022 – Birmingham, UK – Hare and Hounds

9/27/2022 – Manchester, UK – Retro

9/28/2022 – Huddersfield, UK – Parish

9/30/2022 – London, UK – Underworld

10/1/2022 – Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club

10/2/2022 – Newcastle, UK – Think Tank

10/3/2022 – Bristol, UK – Exchange

10/4/2022 – Antwerp, Belgium – Kavka

10/6/2022 – Haarlem, Netherlands – Patroonaat

10/7/2022 – Den Haag, Netherlands – Paard

10/8/2022 – Sittard, Netherlands – Ernestos

10/11/2022 – Zurich, Switzerland – Komplex

10/12/2022 – Munich, Germany – Feierwerk

10/13/2022 – Vienna, Austria – Arena

10/15/2022 – Sluderno, Italy – Loki

10/16/2022 – Nuremberg, Germany – Desi

10/17/2022 – Hannover, Germany – Lux

10/18/2022 – Berlin, Germany – S036

10/19/2022 – Hamburg, Germany – Molotov

10/21/2022 – Koln, Germany – Gebaude 9

10/22/2022 – Arlon, Belgium – L’entrepot

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