Listen to the Replacements get jazzy on new 25-minute jam session recorded in Waltham

Not to get everyone too worked up, but some new music from the Replacements has surfaced online. Just days before Christmas, a 25-minute jazzed-out jam session has been posted to the reunited Minnesota band’s Soundcloud page, titled “Poke Me In My Cage.”

It was discovered earlier today by our comrade, Brad Searles of Bradley’s Almanac.

The recording’s description reads: “Recorded at Woolly Mammoth Sound in Waltham, MA on October 28, 2014. Engineered by David Minehan, assisted by Matt Jones. Written by Paul Westerberg & Tommy Stinson ©2014 The Replacements. All Rights Reserved.”

Legendary Boston musician Minehan owns Woolly Mammoth Sound, and has been playing with the Replacements on their recent reunion tour, which hit Boston Calling back in the fall.

So what the hell is this, then? At some place in this recording, somewhere, could possibly be the foundation for new ‘Mats songs. Or it could be the band just screwing around. Back in September, Rolling Stone reported that there was enough new material in the vaults for a new Replacements record, and we could be hearing bits and pieces of that in here.

Merry Christmas.