Fear of a Brown Planet, a reimagining of music by Public Enemy, finds the band tying in elements of hip-hop and the urban angst of the ’90s with current-day xenophobia and anti-immigration rhetoric. It’s a terrific follow up to their earlier updates of the Black Sabbath catalog. Watch them preform LIVE in KEXP studios from 2017 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9_4RafCWso
The Laredo, Texas, Latin-funk nonet Brownout, you may know them by their alternative incarnations as Grupo Fantasma and Brown Sabbath, their sixth album is likely to garner more attention than before. That's because Fear of a Brown Planet consists entirely of Public Enemy covers. All 12 of them, however, are perfectly calibrated to make you move.