Thank you to TJ Matzen for these photos, and booking the show with Maps & Atlases!
This short documentary covers a three-show run crammed into just 18 hours from first to last note. It kicked off at 6:45pm on July 5th on the US Cellular Stage at Summerfest in Milwaukee. We then hustled to pack up and get to Madison, where we played a Midnight set for the Lost City Music Festival at High Noon Saloon. After a few hours of sleep we got to WSUM 91.7FM for a live on-air show from noon to 12:45.
The soundtrack from this clip is from the upcoming Mutts LP – Separation Anxiety – coming on August 2nd, 2012 on CD, free download and limited edition split-color “Mending Wall” vinyl. Go here and pre-order it for a discount.
We’ll also be coming to you, playing LP release shows in:
- Chicago, August 2nd @ Fireside Bowl
- Fort Wayne, August 11 @ Brass Rail
- Wausau, August 18 @ Polack Inn
- Madison, August 24 @ Dragonfly Lounge
- Minneapolis, August 25 @ Amsterdam Hall
- Milwaukee, Sept 1 @ Riverwest Public House
Check back here for more dates and info.
Thursday, August 2nd
2648 W. Fullerton Ave., Chicago, IL
8:00pm | 17+ | $5
To commemorate the release of our follow-up LP, Separation Anxiety, on CD and split-color Mending Wall vinyl we’re visiting all (or most) of our favorite Midwestern spots to play throughout August.
From there we head to Fort Wayne, Madison, Milwaukee, Wausau, and more. Check here for updates.
Preview and pre-order the CD here. You’ll get a couple tracks right away, and we will mail your copy out on August 3.
The LP comes on split-color “Mending Wall” vinyl with a lyric sheet insert poster. The CD comes in a matte finish digi-pack with a poster as well.
For those of us without cash to spare, it’ll be a free MP3 download here on release day, August 2, 2012.
Thank you to everyone who contributed to our new double-feature LP project. And also thanks to everyone who couldn’t make a monetary pledge, but helped spread the word.
We are excited to finish the albums, and also to get busy sending out all that good stuff to our backers!
Thank you to Andy Juris, 8-Bit Tiger and Brooklyn Vegan Chicago for these photos.
Earlier this month we headed down to Bloomington, IN to tape a live set for Midwest Underground. Check out Blind Truth:
And here’s a link to a live version of a new song called Five of a Kind, which opens Side B to Separation Anxiety. It’s about overcoming the divisions between different races and cultures, using the obvious imagery of a river…
Here’s some more songs from our Midwest Underground set. This should help your procrastination on this Friday morning. Then you might as well just leave work early and enjoy the weekend.
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.