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Them Crooked Vultures Tease "Scumbag Blues," Reveal Presale

September 2, 2009 10:10 AM ET

Them Crooked Vultures sent out the third volume of their Crooked Times yesterday giving fans on their mailing list the scoop on the presale password for their upcoming U.S. tour and a 52-second instrumental preview video of the track "Scumbag Blues." Once again, like the previous studio snippets of "Nobody Loves Me and Neither Do I" and "Elephants," the sneak peek just whets the appetite of fans eager to hear this supergroup in action. The drums especially sound insane, and serve as a reminder that when Dave Grohl isn't fronting the Foo Fighters, he's still one of the best drummers in rock.

The animated "Scumbag Blues" clip also shows us just how crooked these three Vultures are. They carry around small dogs and baseball bats! They flash their trench coats in public and $100 bills come raining out! They walk around with open umbrellas when it isn't raining! It's a fun, almost White Stripes-inspired video, but at this point what we really want is a release date for their debut album and a non-truncated version of one of their songs.

As for tickets to the Vultures' U.S. tour, the presale begins tomorrow, September 3rd at 10am. We're not going to give away the presale password — you should sign up for the mailing list if you haven't already — but it's probably locatable over on the TCV message board. The public on sale date is September 5th. As Rock Daily previously reported, the Vultures will play a trio of concerts in Austin, Texas, in the days leading up to their U.S. tour, marking the band's first American dates since their debut post-Lollapalooza concert in Chicago.

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