Album News, Reunions, Tour Dates — March 25, 2009 at 9:42 pm

Meat Puppets set spring tour to coincide with new CD, ‘Sewn Together’

Meat Puppets

Now three years into their second reunion, the Kirkwood brothers this week announced a new spate of Meat Puppets dates to coincide with the May 12 release of the band’s 12th studio album, Sewn Together.

The band —founding members Cris and Curt Kirkwood, plus drummer Ted Marcus — recorded the new album, its first in two years, over the winter in Phoenix.

“In the ‘80s, we used to just crap this stuff out,” Curt Kirkwood says in a press release.  “Those SST records cost, like, five grand apiece, if that much, and those are the records that made people like us.  Later, when we got into a position to work in bigger studios with outside people, we’d wind up spending a whole bunch of money and having to satisfy the people who gave us that money.

“We did that all through the ‘90s, and I’m just not interested in doing that anymore.”

“Now, if I can get away with it, I’ll make a record as cheap as I can and put as little work as I can into it, which is what we did with this one.  I don’t like putting a lot time into it.  We cut a track, and if we’ve played it halfway right, we’re done with it.”

Meat Puppets tour dates:

May 12: The Mint, Los Angeles, CA
May 27: Waterfront Park, Louisville, KY

May 28: Blueberry Hill, St Louis, MO
May 29: High Noon, Madison, WI
May 30: Schubas, Chicago, IL
May 31: Schubas, Chicago, IL

June 2: Radio Radio, Indianapolis, IN
June 3: The Summit, Columbus, OH
June 4: Magic Stick, Detroit, MI
June 5: Mr Smalls. Pittsburgh, PA

June 6: Grog Shop, Cleveland, OH
June 7: Mohawk Place, Buffalo, NY
June 9: Higher Ground, Burlington, VT

June 10: Paradise, Boston, MA
June 11: Mercury Lounge, New York, NY
June 12: Mercury Lounge, New York, NY

June 13: Rock n Roll Hotel, Washington, DC
June 14: Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro, NC

June 16: The Earl, Altanta, GA
June 17: Exit/In, Nashville, TN

June 19: Cambridge Room, Dallas, TX
June 20: The Parish, Austin, TX

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