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The Skinny: Here’s a pretty angsty cover of Street Sweeper Social Club doing M.I.A.’s Paper Planes. Sounds more Rage than dub. Street Sweeper Social Club is an American rap rock supergroup, formed in Los Angeles, California in 2006. The band primarily consists of guitarist Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine and vocalist/emcee Boots Riley of The Coup. The band was been testing songs out during Tom Morello’s Nightwatchman tour and released an album on June 16, 2009. Stanton Moore drummed for the group for the recording of the album although did not join the band for the following tour. Street Sweeper Social Club opened for Nine Inch Nails and Jane’s Addiction in May 2009. Street Sweeper Social Club describes itself as “more than a band, it’s a social club.”  [ END ]

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