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Clutch Announces New Album, Strange Cousins From The West, Out July 7th on Weathermaker Music!

posted May 11, 2009, 3:10 PM by Vu Nguyen
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Clutch Announces New Album, Strange Cousins From The West, Out July 7th on Weathermaker Music!

Veteran Maryland rock quartet CLUTCH are putting the finishing touches on their ninth studio album, titled Strange Cousins From the West. Produced by Clutch and J. Robbins at Magpie Cage Studios in Baltimore, the effort is the first Clutch original to be released on the band's own Weathermaker Music, through RED Distribution. Label manager Jon Nardachone reports "Strange Cousins..." will be available both digitally and through retail on July 7th. He also reports the first single and video, "50,000 Unstoppable Watts" will be officially released prior to Memorial Day weekend."

Also of note is the Poppo's Blues Band cover song "Algo Ha Cambiado," which vocalist Neil Fallon sings in Spanish. Poppo was a legendary Argentinian hard rock singer/guitarist throughout the 70's and 80's. The title Strange Cousins From the West was taken from a line in the song "Minotaur." Although the band has toured the world extensively over the past 2 years, and released multiple Clutch oriented projects, Strange Cousins... is the band's first original studio work since March of 2007's From Beale Street to Oblivion which featured the hit "Electric Worry."

Clutch is planning a 7 month worldwide headlining tour which takes flight in the US on May 6th with support acts Wino and Maylene & the Sons of Disaster, followed by a July US tour with Baroness as main support. Look for the band to appear on some popular music & art festivals including Austin City Limits later this Fall, UK's mammoth Download Festival on June 14th and more to be announced.


1.Motherless Child
2.Struck Down
3.50,000 Unstoppable Watts
4.Abraham Lincoln
6.The Amazing Kreskin
8.Let a Poor Man Be
10.Algo Ha Cambiado
11.Sleestak Lightning

May 6 2009 Lost Horizon Syracuse, New York*
May 7 2009 The Cellar Struthers, Ohio
May 8 2009 Headliner's Toledo, Ohio
May 9 2009 Otto's Nightclub DeKalb, Illinois
May 10 2009 Riverside Ballroom Green Bay, Wisconsin
May 12 2009 Canaries Stadium KRRO Fest Sioux Falls, South Dakota
May 13 2009 People's Court Des Moines, Iowa
May 14 2009 The Cotillion Wichita, Kansas
May 15 2009 The Blue Note Columbia, Missouri
May 16 2009 Jake's Nightclub Bloomington, Indiana
May 17 2009 Columbus Crew Stadium "Rock on the Range" Festival Columbus, Ohio
May 19 2009 The Music Farm Charleston, South Carolina
May 20 2009 Cat's Cradle Carrboro, North Carolina
May 21 2009 The Norva Norfolk, Virginia
May 22 2009 The Note West Chester, Pennsylvania
May 23 2009 The Bakerton Group @ 930 Club Washington, DC, Washington DC
Jun 13 2009 Corporation Sheffield
Jun 14 2009 Download Festival Donington
Jun 15 2009 HMS Hammer Gig Boat to Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards London
Jun 16 2009 Wedgewood Rooms Portsmouth
Jun 17 2009 TJ's Newport
Jun 18 2009 Cockpit Leeds
Jun 19 2009 King Tut's Glasgow
Jun 21 2009 De Helling Utrecht
Jun 22 2009 Kulturfabrik Esch-sur-Alzette
Jun 23 2009 Underground Koln
Jun 24 2009 Molotow Hamburg
Jun 25 2009 Knaak Berlin
July 3 2009 House of Blues Atlantic City, NJ w/ Monster Magnet and Wino

*w/ Wino and Maylene and the Sons of Disaster


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