Clutch Shifts Gears “West”

 

Album en route and U.S. tour
starts today.

 

By Blurt Staff

 

 

Maryland’s
Clutch are putting the finishing
touches on their ninth studio album, titled Strange Cousins From the West. Produced by Clutch and J. Robbins at Magpie Cage Studios in Baltimore, the effort is
the first Clutch original to be
released on the band’s own Weathermaker
Music, through RED Distribution. It will drop on July 7.

 

Also of note is the Poppo’s Blues Band
cover song “Algo Ha Cambiado,” which vocalist Neil Fallon sings in Spanish. (Poppo was a legendary Argentinian hard
rock singer/guitarist throughout the 70’s and 80’s.) The title Strange Cousins From the West was
taken from a line in the song “Minotaur.”

 

 

Although the band has toured the world extensively over the
past 2 years, and released multiple Clutch
oriented projects, Strange
Cousins…
is the band’s first original studio work since March of
2007’s “From Beale Street to Oblivion” which featured the hit “Electric
Worry.”

 

 

Track Listing:

 

 

Motherless Child
Struck Down
50,000 Unstoppable Watts
Abraham Lincoln
Minotaur
The Amazing Kreskin
Witchdoctor
Let a Poor Man Be
Freakonomics
Algo Ha Cambiado
Sleestak Lightning

 

 

Tour Dates:

 

w/ Wino and Maylene and the Sons of Disaster

 

May 6 2009 Lost Horizon Syracuse, New York
May 7 2009 The Cellar Struthers, Ohio
May 8 2009 Headliner’s Toledo, Ohio
May 9 2009 Otto’s Nightclub DeKalb, Illinois
May 10 2009 Riverside Ballroom Green Bay, Wisconsin
May 12 2009 Canaries Stadium KRRO Fest Sioux Falls, South Dakota with Slipknot and Korn * Clutch
only
May 13 2009 People’s Court Des Moines, Iowa
May 14 2009 The Cotillion Wichita, Kansas
May 15 2009 The Blue Note Columbia, Missouri
May 16 2009 Jake’s Nightclub Bloomington, Indiana
May 17 2009 Columbus Crew Stadium “Rock on the Range” Festival
Columbus, Ohio
May 19 2009 The Music Farm Charleston, South Carolina
May 20 2009 Cat’s Cradle Carrboro, North Carolina
May 21 2009 The Norva Norfolk, Virginia
May 22 2009 The Note West Chester, Pennsylvania
May 23 2009 The Bakerton Group @ 930 Club Washington, DC, Washington DC

 

 

UK
Tour

 

Jun 13 2009 Corporation Sheffield
Jun 14 2009 Download Festival Donington
Jun 15 2009 HMS Hammer Gig Boat to Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards London
Jun 16 2009 Wedgewood Rooms Portsmouth
Jun 17 2009 TJ’s Newport
Jun 18 2009 Cockpit Leeds
Jun 19 2009 King Tut’s Glasgow
Jun 21 2009 De Helling Utrecht
Jun 22 2009 Kulturfabrik Esch-sur-Alzette
Jun 23 2009 Underground Koln
Jun 24 2009 Molotow Hamburg
Jun 25 2009 Knaak Berlin

 

 

July 3rd House of Blues Atlantic City, NJ
w/ Monster Magnet and Wino

 

 

 

 

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