The Clutters - Don't Believe a Word
Nashville's The Clutters have been a C&T fave for quite a while, and they have a new album due on May 1. Titled Don't Believe a Word, it features more of the kickass garage/punk they're known for in their home region. I've been blasting it in the car for the last week, and I imagine it will become a summer staple.
Frontman Dough Lehmann's distinctive vocal tone and aggressive guitar are backed by Ali Tonn's Farfisa organ (uh... sweet) and a rhythm section comprised of bassist Jake Rosswog and drummer Steph Filippini. Don't Believe a Word is the sort of rock record that I wish were more prevalent in indie circles, akin to seminal acts like The Sonics, The Pixies, and The Stooges. It's odd how refreshing retro can be.
From Don't Believe a Word, due May 1 on Chicken Ranch Records:
The Clutters - 9999 (Ways to Hate Us)
The Clutters - Temperature
From prior releases:
The Clutters - Oh!
The Clutters - Are You Ready for the Country? [Neil Young cover]
Word is they'll be at Atlanta's Star Bar on May 19 with The Booze. Niiiiice.
A little Clutters trivia -- the band is named for the family from Truman Capote's In Cold Blood. Now you know, and knowing is.... you know the rest.