Austin, Texas based-band The Meat Puppets (How much do you old Mill types hate seeing that? But that's how they bill themselves!) have a new album, Sewn Together, coming out next month and will tour extensively in support of it, playing everywhere in the continental United States. Well, everywhere except Arizona.
That's a bit of an exaggeration, of course, but the AUSTIN, TEXAS band (who may have some small connection to Arizona) recorded at The Saltmine in Phoenix this winter but, so far, is not bringing that material here.
What to expect? Band leader (and proud Texan) Curt Kirkwood: "Now, if I can get away with it, I'll make a record as cheap as I can and put as little work as I can into it, which is what we did with this one. I don't like putting a lot time into it. We cut a track, and if we've played it halfway right, we're done with it."
Full tour dates and track list on the jump.
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May 12th - The Mint - Los Angeles, CA
May 27th - Waterfront - Louisville, KY
May 28th - Blueberry Hill - St Louis, MO
May 29th - The Annex - Madison, WI
May 30th - Schuba's - Chicago, IL
May 31st - Schuba's - Chicago, IL
June 2nd - Mad Hatter's - Cincinnatti, OH
June 3rd - The Summit - Columbus, OH
June 4th - Magic Stick - Detroit, MI
June 5th - Mr. Smalls - Pittsburgh, PA
June 6th - Grog Shop - Cleveland, OH
June 7th - Mohawk - Buffalo, NY
June 9th - Higher Ground - Burlington, VT
June 10th - Paradise - Boston, MA
June 11th - Mercury Lounge - New York, NY
June 12th - Mercury Lounge - New York, NY
June 13th - Rock n' Roll Hotel - Washington, DC
June 14th - Cat's Cradle - Carrboro, NC
June 16th - The Earl - Atlanta, GA
June 17th - Exit/In - Nashville, TN
June 19th - Pontiac Garage at HOB - Dallas, TX
June 20th - The Parish - Austin, TX
Sewn Together will be released on May 12, 2009 on Megaforce Records
1. Sewn Together (3:07)
2. Blanket of Weeds (5:12)
3. I'm Not You (4:26)
4. Sapphire (4:00)
5. Rotten Shame (5:18)
6. Go To Your Head (3:43)
7. Clone (4:35)
8. Smoke (3:16)
9. S.K.A. (3:47)
10. Nursery Rhyme (4:33)
11. The Monkey and Snake (3:03)
12. Love Mountain (3:40)