Barenaked Ladies turn 25, celebrate with new album

Canada’s quirky Barenaked Ladies hit the quarter-century mark this year. Isn’t it time they put some clothes on?

I kid, of course. But it’s true that the band is releasing a new, as-yet untitled record, June 4 on Vanguard Records. Their song, “Boomerang,” is the first single from the album.

When I first heard the Barenaked Ladies, it was their quirky “If I Had $1,000,000” and “Be My Yoko Ono” that endeared them to me. But the more albums they released, the older I got and their initial novelty wore off. I never liked them as much as I did when the album “Gordon” came out.

Still, kudos to the BNL for making it to the silver anniversary. For their fans, a U.S. tour with Ben Folds Five and Guster kicks off June 17 in Dallas. They’ll play at the Mann Music Center in Philadelphia on July 18 and finish the tour July 30 at the Celebrate Brooklyn! festival.

Here they are performing “Boomerang” in concert last year. What do you think?

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