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    Tue, 12 Feb 2013 12:19:49

    The Meat Puppets to Release "Rat Farm" on April 16 - Check out the track listing

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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."

    Track Listing:

    1. Rat Farm
    2. One More Drop
    3. Down
    4. Leave Your Head Alone
    5. Again
    6. You Don't Know
    7. Waiting
    8. Time and Money
    9. Sometimes Blue
    10. Original One
    11. River Rose
    12. Sweet

    Tour Dates:

    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?

    —Maggie Pannacione
    02.12.13



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