This far into their career, you could forgive the Meat Puppets if they decided to coast on such past triumphs as Meat Puppets II, Up on the Sun, and Too High to Die (and such classic tunes as “Lake of Fire,” “Plateau,” and “Backwater”). No chance, buddy. As heard throughout their brand new album, Rat Farm (released April 15th via Megaforce Records) the four-decade old band is as vital a force as ever. And the band – which consists of singer/guitarist Curt Kirkwood, bassist Cris Kirkwood, drummer Shandon Sahm, and new addition on second guitar, Elmo Kirkwood (Curt’s son) – will be supporting their new release by once again hitting the road hard, come the springtime.
Manchester’s finest make a welcome return with ‘La Petite Mort’, the first full length studio album in 6 years. Produced by Max Dingel (Killers. Muse, White Lies) and written as ever, by the band, with Tim Booth lyrics, this new disc ranks among their finest in their 30 year career.