Ska-pop survivors Madness celebrated their appearance in Sunday’s mammoth, music-filled closing ceremony of the London Olympics — where they performed “Our House,” much like they did for the Queen earlier this summer — by releasing a free track off their forthcoming, as-yet-untitled 10th studio album.
The song — “Death of a Rude Boy,” which bears a rather glaring similarity to The Specials‘ “Ghost Town” — is available via the widget below in exchange for an e-mail address. It’s not clear when the new album will arrive, but it will be Madness’ first since 2009’s The Liberty of Norton Folgate.
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