Groove rock masters CLUTCH have introduced the second launch of their Collector’s Sequence vinyl reissues as we speak. Getting the reimagined therapy this time is the band’s 2005 basic “Robotic Hive/Exodus”, curated by bassist Dan Maines. The vinyl launch is remastered and manufactured on 180-gram coloured vinyl, saved in extra-heavy sleeves and restricted to solely 7,500 models worldwide. The gatefold jacket is printed on metalized polyester paper, and every album features a numbered insert autographed by the band. As an additional particular aspect, this 2xLP features a seven-inch single with two tracks: “What Would A Wookie Do?” and “Bottoms Up, Socrates”. These two songs had been initially among the many 16 songs written and recorded for “Robotic Hive/Exodus” again in 2005 however had been left off the ultimate album on account of time constraints.
Maines feedback: “I am very excited for the CLUTCH Collector’s Sequence launch of ‘Robotic Hive/Exodus’. With the extra seven-inch now you can hear the entire recording session remastered. We constantly play plenty of these songs in our stay units each evening and have even dusted off a pair extra for our present tour.”
The primary album on this new sequence was “Blast Tyrant” curated by drummer Jean-Paul Gaster. The “Robotic Hive/Exodus” paintings is within the vein of the unique “Blast Tyrant” but strikingly totally different.
CLUTCH not too long ago launched a model new monitor, “Purple Alert (Boss Metallic Zone)”, which was an homage to sci-fi writer Philip Ok. Dick. The monitor and its accompanying video have clocked up 585,000 streams since launch. Longtime followers of Dick, the members of CLUTCH have additionally curated a enjoyable “impressed by” Sci-Constancy playlist on Spotify to coincide with the discharge of the one.
CLUTCH has simply wrapped up a two-leg trek throughout North America and has an intensive 2022 worldwide touring schedule, together with summer time festivals, additional headline dates, and a return to Europe.
Early final yr, Gaster informed the Chicago-based webzine Metallic Kaoz that he and his CLUTCH bandmates had “written plenty of songs” for the follow-up to 2018’s “E-book Of Unhealthy Choices” LP. He stated: “We have been writing now for our new album, and I believe we’re spending extra time than ever within the studio, simply making an attempt out totally different concepts. And a lot of the concepts do not ever actually make it to the top; we strive 10 issues and we maintain one.
“I believe we’re much more selective than we had been earlier than as to which concepts we actually resolve to concentrate on. And I believe it’s as a result of we now have a lot extra time. Earlier than, we’d come house for a tour and perhaps we’d have three weeks off. So, the primary week, we do not do actually a lot of something — all people goes again house to their households and we relaxation — after which the subsequent two weeks we’d get collectively and we’d simply jam actually laborious and get a bunch of concepts, after which on the highway and play these concepts, after which come again and do it once more. And that course of may go on for a yr and a half. This has been totally different. That is the primary time the place we have had a lot time at house to work on concepts and by no means actually tried them in a stay setting. So I am unsure the way it’s gonna affect the report. However I believe it is gonna make for a unique album — whether or not it is good, unhealthy or in any other case, it is too early to inform. However, for certain, it is a totally different dynamic, and it requires extra of us.
“So typically, when we now have new concepts and we put them in entrance of an viewers, you possibly can actually inform immediately — we all know immediately if the music is the proper tempo, we all know immediately if the riffs are the place they should be, if the refrain is the best way it must be,” Gaster added. “It is a testing floor. And we do not have that proper now. So, for that motive, I believe we’re being much more cautious about what concepts we actually wanna concentrate on, and which of them we expect, ‘ what? We have performed that earlier than. Let’s do one thing slightly totally different.'”
“E-book Of Unhealthy Choices” was recorded at Sputnik Sound studio in Nashville, Tennessee with producer Vance Powell. The report bought 26,000 copies in America throughout its first week of availability, giving the group its third consecutive High 20 album on the Billboard 200.