New Meat Puppets – “Rotten Shame” (Stereogum Premiere)

A couple years ago, we caught up with Curt Kirkwood to discuss Rise To Your Knees, Meat Puppets’ first release since 2000’s Golden Lies, and the first with new drummer Ted Marcus. The trio, rounded out by Cris Kirkwood, of course, has clearly fallen into some sort of rhythm: Sewn Together, a collection of a dozen new Curt Kirkwood-produced tracks, is out in a couple of weeks, reportedly about the amount of time it took the band to put the record together. The results are tight, but pleasingly breezy. For example, take a listen to the flanged rock ‘n’ roll of “Rotten Shame” while you mull the tracklist and album art. As fans of the Meat Puppets might expect, the lyrics seem fairly straightforward at first, but grow more subtly surreal with each listen.

Meat Puppets – “Rotten Shame” (MP3)

01 “Sewn Together”
02 “Blanket of Weeds”
03 “I’m Not You”
04 “Sapphire”
05 “Rotten Shame”
06 “Go To Your Head”
07 “Clone”
08 “Smoke”
09 “S.K.A.”
10 “Nursery Rhyme”
11 “The Monkey and Snake”
12 “Love Mountain”

Sewn Together is out 5/12 via Megaforce. Catch them live:

05/12 – Los Angles, CA @ The Mint
05/27 – Louisville, KY @ Waterfront
05/28 – St. Louis, MO @ Blueberry Hill
05/29 – Madison, WI @ The Annex
05/30 – Chicago, IL @ Schuba’s
05/31 – Chicago, IL @ Schuba’s
06/02 – Cincinnati, OH @ Mad Hatter’s
06/03 – Columbus, OH @ The Summit
06/04 – Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
06/05 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls
06/06 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
06/07 – Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk
06/09 – Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
06/10 – Boston, MA @ Paradise
06/11 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
06/12 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
06/13 – Washington, D.C. @ Rock n’ Roll Hotel
06/14 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
06/16 – Atlanta, GA @The Earl
06/17 – Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
06/19 – Dallas, TX @ Pontiac Garage at HOB
06/20 – Austin, TX @ The Parish

“Rotten Shame” live, to give you a taste:

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