- Session Tracklisting
- No One Left
- If It’s Hot, It’ll Sell
- Bury You
- Well, Well, Well (John Lennon Cover)
- Pray Like a Vigilante
“Dialed down but certainly as intense as some of their previous harder rocking efforts, the new Mutts release has some of the bands best songwriting and a sweet reworking of “Prizefighter” which you first heard on Local Anesthetic off a Mike Maimone solo disc in 2008. Maimone is the keyboardist, vocalist and principal songwriter in Mutts but bassist Bob Buckstaff and drummer Chris Pagnani make the music swing. And sway. I describe the Mutts sound on Object Permanence as late-night cabaret meets Tom Waits meets Kurt Weill in a Wiemar Republic speakeasy. It’s already perched itself as one of the Anesthetic Best of ’13. Enjoy.” – Richard Milne
Bob at sound check for our second Audio Tree Live taping, which was recorded and streamed live on April 10th, 2013. Check back for the finished session soon. In the meantime, check out this amazing music series and dig into their archives at Audio Tree Live.
“Mutts music embraces the inner turmoil, the things that are striven for, the ways that we fall short, the ways we’re let down, as well as the few things that spark us back onto the right track, even if those are the rare moments, the briefest of comebacks.” - Sean Moeller
View Session Page for full review and hear Mutts performing 5 songs in the Daytrotter studios, including two from the new LP, Object Permanence.
“With dark lyrics and vocals that sound like unfiltered Camels soaked in whisky, it’s no wonder Time Out Chicago once described the Chicago band Mutts as “Tom Waits fronting a garage band.” Usually plugged in, Mutts will bust out the acoustics to perform songs from their new album, Object Permanence. We’ll talk to the band about the release, and hear some live music.” – Morning Shift on WBEZ
Object Permanence has arrived:
- Download it free through the end of April.
- The CD comes in a super-classy gate fold recycled wallet.
- It’s also available on limited edition, audiophile grade 180g gold-translucent vinyl.
And check our schedule for a Spring full of release celebration shows and appearances, starting April 4th at the Hideout Inn in Chicago.
Another fun mini-tour in Wisconsin with three shows and two radio in-studio sets, then capping an 21-show October was a big hometown crowd at Bottom Lounge opening for Astronautalis and Flobots.
Separation Anxiety has arrived:
- Free to download.
- The CD comes in a gate fold recycled wallet with a fold-out poster.
- It’s also available on limited edition, split-color “Mending Wall” vinyl. It’s a two-tone tribute to the Robert Frost poem that inspired the cover art. And it also comes with a poster.
Click for larger image:
And check our schedule for an August full of release celebration shows, starting August 2nd at Fireside Bowl in Chicago.
Thank you to TJ Matzen for these photos, and booking the show with Maps & Atlases!
Thank you to Andy Juris, 8-Bit Tiger and Brooklyn Vegan Chicago for these photos.
Sat. May 12 @ The Burlington
3425 W. Fullerton Avenue Chicago, IL
9:00pm | 21+ | $5 Donation
Everyone in attendance can get a copy of the limited pressing for just 10 bucks.
You can also pre-order at the special price here until Saturday.
The album comes on 180g audiophile-grade, mixed-color (no two alike!) vinyl, in a matte finish sleeve with cover photography by Lisa Victoria Geisler – click here for more information on the images. There’s also an insert poster, with photography by our own Bob Buckstaff and hand-written lyrics on the opposite side, check it out:
Thanks to everyone who let us crash on their floors, all the bands we played with, and the clubs that treated us well.
Rockford live shots courtesy of Lance Young (http://www.facebook.com/Bighuskers1) and Andy Juris.