The songs come off CLUTCH's upcoming studio album, "Robot Hive / Exodus", due June 21 via DRT Entertainment.
"Robot Hive / Exodus" was produced by J. Robbins (JAWBOX, THE DISMEMBERMENT PLAN) at Bearsville Studios in Woodstock, NY, and was mixed at Water Music in Hoboken, NJ.
"Robot Hive / Exodus" track listing:
01. Pulaski Skyway 02. Burning Beard 03. Land Of Pleasant Living 04. Gravel Road 05. Matador 06. Mice & Gods 07. Gullah 08. 10,0011,10101 09. Never Be Moved 10. Small Upsetters
The follow-up to the acclaimed "Blast Tyrant", "Robot Hive / Exodus" will be supported with an appearance at the upcoming Sounds of the Underground tour, which CLUTCH are co-headlining along with LAMB OF GOD. The tour begins June 25 in Lowell, MA, and will cross the entire country through the first week of August.
Post by Bastardometer on Jun 12, 2005 0:10:06 GMT -5
In 2001, The New York Times described Clutch as “a perfect turn-of-the-century rock band.” They obviously had it wrong unless they were talking about the turn of the next century. Some people say if you look into the past you can see the future, but don’t try it with Clutch (though you might hear them mentioned again on ESPN Sportscenter during the Stanley Cup playoffs). Right when you think you have them figured out, Clutch surprises you, like the band covering blues legend Howlin’ Wolf’s “Who’s Been Talking?” on their new record ROBOT HIVE/EXODUS.
ROBOT HIVE/EXODUS contains 14 tracks of hard, rhythmic rock and roll. The band “reigned in the bits and created the record in a more analog approach,” says singer Neil Fallon. The result is a record saturated with a “presence” unlike any previous Clutch record. The band also elaborated its trademark poetic style: “Lyrically, the record picks up where Blast Tyrant left off and resolves in old blues.” One important new musical feature of the record is the work of keyboard player Mick Schauer in his first extensive studio work with the band; Mick started touring with Clutch after Blast Tyrant was released in 2004. In their words, “He’s on the record.” The record’s blues atmosphere gives a new meaning to “moonshine.” Tracks such as “Gravel Road” and “Gullah” are a potent brew of blues and rock, while other songs such as “Mice and Gods” distill the band’s power into pure rock form.
ROBOT HIVE/EXODUS is the seventh studio record from Clutch. The band was formed nearly 15 years ago in Germantown, Maryland. Since then they have released two live records, several EPs’ and been featured on film soundtracks, video games, and dozens of compilation albums. Throw in about two thousand concerts, shake, and serve: Clutch is known the world over as America’s hardest working and hardest touring rock band: ROBOT HIVE/EXODUS is the witness and the proof.
ROBOT HIVE/EXODUS was recorded at Bearsville Studios in Woodstock, N.Y. (where other acts such as Dave Matthews, Phish, and R.E.M. have recorded). It was mixed at Water Music in Hoboken, N.J. where the band recorded much of their last record, Blast Tyrant (DRT 2004).
Clutch added several high-profile TV appearances to their busy touring schedule in 2004, and their music was featured repeatedly on Bam Margera’s hit MTV show “Viva La Bam!” Bam, who directed the video for “The Mob Goes Wild” from the acclaimed Blast Tyrant CD (the video is featured on the DVD of the show’s first season), invited Clutch back to perform a live set, portions of which were broadcast during an episode on the show’s fourth season in the Spring of 2005.
Clutch is: Dan Maines Bass Tim Sult Guitar Jean-Paul Gaster Drums Neil Fallon Vocals, Guitar Mick Schauer All Keys
Every day I wake up we drink a lot of coffee and watch the CNN Every day I wake up to a bowl of clover honey and let the locusts fly in. Lobsterbacks attack the town again Wrap all my things in aluminum Beams of darkness streak across the sky Pink rays from the ancient satellite
Every time I look out my window same three dogs looking back at me. Every time I open my windows cranes fly in to terrorize me. The power of the Holy Ghost The power of the Holy Ghost
Shadow of the New Praetorian Tipping cows in fields Elysian Saturnalia for all you have The seven habits of the highly infected calve
Swan diving off the tongues of crippled giants International Business Machine Choking on bits of barley bread crumbs Oh this burning beard I have come undone. It’s just as I’ve feared. I have, I have come undone.
Bugger dumb the last of academe. Okkam’s razor makes the cutting clean. Shaven like a banker, lilac vegetal. Break the glass ceiling and golden parachute on down. The power of the Holy Ghost comes to town.
Shadow of the New Praetorian Tipping cows in fields Elysian Saturnalia for all you have The seven habits of the highly infected calve.