Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Note To Self: Buy New Mudhoney Record Today

Aw shit, the 'honey have a new one in record stores today.

Who's gonna send me a promo copy? Huh? Sub Pop?

Well how about if I post your promotional email, will that do it?

I'm such a whore for Mark Arm.

Mudhoney’s Vanishing Point, the band’s excellent 9th album, is out today on CD, LP, and digitally worldwide via Sub Pop.  The 10-track album is led by the singles “The Only Son of the Widow from Nain” and “ I Like It Small”, along with highlights “What to Do with the Neutral,” and “Douchebags on Parade.
Mudhoney have also premiered a hilarious (& claustrophobic) new video for “ I Like It Small” with The clip, directed by Carlos Lopez (Unnatural Helpers, The Intelligence), takes it cues from the song’s lyrical content (“Intimate settings”; “Dingy basements”) and sees the band in a practice space that becomes increasingly cramped, when suddenly all hell breaks loose. SPIN says of the clip, "We used to be a print publication, but we didn't do very well at that, so we gave everyone copies of Esquire instead.”

Mudhoney will tour in support of Vanishing Point by having extended its North American and European tour schedule for 2013.  In April and May, the band has 6 U.S. shows to mention: April 12th in San Francisco at Slims; April 13th in San Diego at the Casbah;  April 14 in Los Angeles at The Echo; May 10th in Boston at The Paradise; May 11th in Brooklyn at Music Hall of Williamsburg; and May 12th in New York at Bowery Ballroom. From May 21st-June 10th, the band will embark on their previously announced European tour, which includes a string of UK dates with label mates METZ.

Mudhoney will hit the road again in mid-July and also on Labor Day weekend, with another series of shows:  July 19th in Denver at the Underground Music Showcase; July 20th in Minneapolis for the Bash 13 Fest; July 21st in Milwaukee at Turner Hall;  August 30th in Detroit at Magic Stick; August 31st in Chicago at Mayne Stage; September 1st in Montreal at Il Motore; and September 2nd in Toronto at Lee’s Palace.  

And beginning September 23 in Washington, DC at U Street Music Hall, Mudhoney will kick off a 10-date tour that currently ends on October 2 in Atlanta at The Earl. Along the way, the band will perform at Memphis’ Goner Fest on September 27th.  
Please find a complete list of Mudhoney tour dates below.

And last but certainly not least,  we’d  like to take this opportunity to share the news that Mudhoney will perform on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on July 9th.  

25 years in, Vanishing Point decisively affirms that, even in an age where only the newest of the new can survive (and even then, only for a few weeks at best), Mudhoney still have plenty to say and more to offer. These are songs written from the rare vantage point of a band who went through the rock n’ roll meat-grinder and not only lived to tell such a tale, they came out full of the wisdom and dark humor such a journey provides. Vanishing Point is filled with dread, psychoanalysis and Nuggets-on-fire riffs; the sort of real, uninhibited rock music that is harder and harder to locate these days. With Vanishing Point, Mudhoney makes it easy.

Tour Dates

Apr.12 - San Francisco, CA - Slims
Apr.13 - San Diego, CA - Casbah
Apr.14 - Los Angeles, CA - The Echo
May 10 - Boston, MA - The Paradise
May 11 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
May 12 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
May 21 - Düsseldorf, DE - Zakk  
May 22 - Amsterdam, NL - Melkweg
May 23 - Bielefeld, DE - Enger
May 24 - Copenhagen, DK - Loppen
May 25 - Leipzig, DE - Werk 2
May 26 - Berlin, DE - Festsaal Kreuzberg
May 27 - Hamburg, DE - Fabrik
May 28 - Warsaw, PL - Stodola
May 29 - Prague, CZ- Lucerna Music Bar
May 30 - Zagreb, HR -  Pogon Jedinstvo
May 31 - Firenze, IT - Viper Theater
Jun. 01 - Lausanne, CH - Les Docks
Jun. 02 - Winterhur, CH - Salzhaus
Jun. 03 - Frankfurt, DE - Zoom
Jun. 04 - Brighton, UK - Concorde  2*
Jun. 05 - Glasgow, UK - ABC*
Jun. 06 - Newcastle, UK - Newcastle Academy  2*
Jun. 07 - Manchester, UK - Manchester Academy 2*
Jun. 08 - London, UK - HMV Forum*
Jun. 09 - Bristol, UK - O2 Academy Bristol*
Jun. 10 - Birmingham, UK - HMV Institute - The Library*
Jul. 19 - Denver, CO - Underground Music Showcase (Goodwill parking lot)
Jul. 20 - Minneapolis, MN - Bash 13 Fest (Grumpy’s)
Jul. 21 - Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall
Aug. 30 - Detroit, MI - Magic Stick
Aug. 31 - Chicago, IL - Mayne Stage
Sep. 01 - Montreal, QE - Il Motore
Sep. 02 - Toronto, ON - Lee’s Palace
Sep. 23 - Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall
Sep. 24 - Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle
Sep. 25 - Charlotte, NC - Tremont Music Hall
Sep. 26 - Nashville, TN - Third Man Records
Sep. 27 - Memphis, TN - Goner Festival
Sep. 28 - Dallas, TX - Club Dada
Sep. 29 - Austin, TX - Mowhawk
Sep. 30 - Houston, TX - Fitzgerald’s Upstairs
Oct. 01 - New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jacks
Oct. 02 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl
*w/ METZ

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