By at 12:53 PM Thursday, February 7th 2013


Meat Puppets Return With ‘Rat Farm’ In April, Plan Spring US Tour

Meat Puppets, Studio Reports, Tour Dates


meat-puppets-rat-farm-cropOn April 16th, Meat Puppets will return with their 14th studio album, Rat Farm. The 12 track collection will be released via Megaforce Records and will be the fourth album from the Kirkwood Brothers since reuniting back in 2007. Singer/guitarist Curt Kirkwood had the following comments about Rat Farm.

I tried to write stuff that would stand on its own — just the chords and the melodies, and play it kind of straight…I think that was the guiding boundary that I gave myself. It was one of those things where a lot of times, in the past especially, Cris would go, ‘Well, that’s all there is? Let’s put a prog rock part in the middle.’ But I tried to hold it off as much as I could.

You can check out the tracklisting as well as the first round of tour dates behind the latest offering from the Meat Puppets down below.

Rat Farm Tracklisting:

01. Rat Farm
02. One More Drop
03. Down
04. Leave Your Head Alone
05. Again
06. You Don’t Know
07. Waiting
08. Time and Money
09. Sometimes Blue
10. Original One
11. River Rose
12. Sweet

Meat Puppets Spring 2013 US Tour Dates:
03.28 Voo Doo Lounge/Shreveport, LA
03.29 Bottle Tree/Birmingham ALA
03.30 40 Watt/Athens, GA
04.01 The Chameleon/Lancaster PA
04.02 John and Peter’s Place/New Hope PA
04.03 Mercury Lounge/New York, NY (Early Show: Doors 6:30PM)
04.04 Mercury Lounge/New York, NY (Late Show: Doors 9:30PM)
04.05 The Haunt/Ithaca, NY
04.05 The Club At Water Street/Rochester, NY
04.07 Skullys/Columbus, OH
04.09 The Bishop/ Bloomington, IN
04.10 Cosmic Charlies/Lexington, KY
04.11 High Watt/Nashville, TN
04.12 JJ’s Bohemia/Chattanooga, TN
04.13 Martin’s/Jackson MS


Meanwhile, On The Internet...

  1. Atomo says:

    Laughed my ass off at Cris’ commentary.

  2. ‘Out My Way’ is an EP. But Apples To Apples

  3. chris says:

    Last show listed as Jackson, MI is not Jackson, Michigan…It’s Mississippi. So bummed right now. :(

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