Meat Puppets Announce New Album Rat Farm Set for April 2013 Release

February 6th, 2013
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Desert punk band the Meat Puppets have announced the release date for their fourteenth studio album, Rat Farm.

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Rat Farm is scheduled to release on April 16 via Megaforce Records. Singer and guitarist Curt Kirkwood says that fans can expect to hear “real blown-up folk music,” on this album. He further elaborates on the new material:

I tried to write stuff that would stand on its own — just the chords and the melodies, and play it kind of straight…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, Cris 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.

Leading up to the release, the Meat Puppets will be touring in the states from March 28 to April 11. They’ll also make an appearance at SXSW in March and Primavera Festival in May. Check out the track listing for Rat Farm and the tour dates below.

Track Listing
01. Rat Farm
02. One More Drop
03. Down
04. Leave Your Head Alone
05. Again
06. You Don’t Know
07. Waiting
08. Time and Money
09. Sometimes Blue
10. Original One
11. River Rose
12. Sweet

Meat Puppets 2013 Spring US Tour Dates:
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Mar 28: SHREVEPORT, LA – VOO DOO LOUNGE
Mar 29: BIRMINGHAM, AL – BOTTLE TREE
Mar 30: ATHENS, GA – 40 WATT
Apr 01: LANCASTER, PA – THE CHAMELEON CLUB
Apr 02: NEW HOPE, PA – JOHN AND PETER’S PLACE
Apr 03: NEW YORK, NY – MERCURY LOUNGE
Apr 04: NEW YORK, NY – MERCURY LOUNGE
Apr 05: ITHACA, NY – THE HAUNT
Apr 06: ROCHESTER, NY – THE CLUB AT WATER STREET
Apr 07: COLUMBUS, OH – SKULLYS
Apr 09: BLOOMINGTON, IN – THE BISHOP
Apr 10: LEXINGTON, KY – COSMIC CHARLIES
Apr 11: NASHVILLE, TN – HIGH WATT
Apr 12: CHATTANOOGA, TN – JJ’S BOHEMIA SA
Apr 13: JACKSON, MS – MARTIN’S

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