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Dale Crover – “Hillbilly Math”

Dale Crover has had an expansive, decades-long career as the drummer for the Melvins, but never had his own songs come to fruition until now. In early August, Crover will release his debut solo album The Fickle Finger Of Fate, and today we’re premiering its track “Hillbilly Math.”

The LP was co-produced by notable engineer Toshi Kasai, and features an extensive amount of Crover’s handiwork: He plays nearly all the instruments. “Hillbilly Math” isn’t as drum-centric as you’d imagine, and the entirety of the album seeks to be much more than that. Throbbing guitars and fuzzed-out vocals all mesh together well on this first track, and it gives us a taste of the rock ‘n’ roll offerings ahead. Crover tells us, “‘Hillbilly Math’ is a Stones-y little number in G. I was thinking of the characters from Gummo and Deliverance when I wrote this.” Palatable enough for longtime Melvins fans with just enough kick to intrigue new generations, “Hillbilly Math” is a solid departure for Crover. Listen below along with previous single “Little Brother.”

Tracklist:

01 “Chicken Ala King”
02 “Bad Move”
03 “The Members Bounce”
04 “None, No More”
05 “Hillbilly Math”
06 “String Bean”
07 “The Short Con”
08 “Little Brother”
09 “Tiny Sound”
10 “Slide On Up”
11 “Big Uns”
12 “Prismo”
13 “Giant Hunka Cake”
14 “Fickle Finger Of Fate”
15 “Thunder Pinky”
16 “Horse Pills”
17 “There Goes The Neighborhood”
18 “Our Supreme Leader”
19 “I Found The Way Out”
20 “Vulnavia”

The Fickle Finger Of Fate is out 8/4 via Joyful Noise.

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CREDIT: Shervin Lainez
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