The Meat Puppets to Release "Rat Farm" on April 16
Tue, 12 Feb 2013 12:19:49
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The Meat Puppets will release their 14th studio effort, Rat Farm, on April 16 via Megaforce. A rat farm is not a place we'd like to be trapped, but it's a record we'd love to listen to.
Curt Kirkwood says that fans can expect to hear "real blown-up folk music," on Rat Farm. Songs like the title track feature the effortless laid-back harmonies, distinctive guitar work and psychedelic, cosmic country sound that they do better than anyone. The Meat Puppets might evolve but their sound is unique - you'll never mistake them for anyone else, nor anyone else for them, despite their influence. And they make what they do look easy considering that they're deceptively accomplished players.
"I tried to write stuff that would stand on its own -- just the chords and the melodies, and play it kind of straight," he says of the Rat Farm material. "I think that was the guiding boundary that I gave myself. It was one of those things where a lot of times, in the past especially, [brother] Cris [Kirkwood] would go, 'Well, that's all there is? Let's put a prog rock part in the middle.' But I tried to hold it off as much as I could."
1. Rat Farm
2. One More Drop
4. Leave Your Head Alone
6. You Don't Know
8. Time and Money
9. Sometimes Blue
10. Original One
11. River Rose
TH 3/28 SHREVEPORT, LA - VOO DOO LOUNGE
FR 3/29 BIRMINGHAM, AL - BOTTLE TREE
SA 3/30 ATHENS, GA - 40 WATT
MO 4/01 LANCASTER, PA - THE CHAMELEON CLUB
TU 4/02 NEW HOPE, PA - JOHN AND PETER'S PLACE
WE 4/03 NEW YORK, NY - MERCURY LOUNGE
TH 4/04 NEW YORK, NY - MERCURY LOUNGE
FR 5/05 ITHACA, NY - THE HAUNT
SA 4/06 ROCHESTER, NY - THE CLUB AT WATER STREET
SU 4/07 COLUMBUS, OH - SKULLYS
TU 4/09 BLOOMINGTON, IN - THE BISHOP
WE 4/10 LEXINGTON, KY - COSMIC CHARLIES
TH 4/11 NASHVILLE, TN - HIGH WATT
FR 4/12 CHATTANOOGA, TN - JJ'S BOHEMIA SA
SA 4/13 JACKSON, MS - MARTIN'S
Will you be checking out the Rat Farm?