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Mudhoney Announce New Album ‘Digital Garbage,’ Share New Music

The Seattle-based founders of grunge, Mudhoney is timing the release of the record to coincide with the band’s 30th anniversary

July 11, 2018

 

This fall, alt-rock titans Mudhoney will release their first album in five years. It’s titled Digital Garbage and slated to arrive September 28th through Sub Pop Records.

The 11-track Mudhoney collection follows Vanishing Point from 2013 and marks the band’s 10th overall since forming three decades ago. It was recorded with the longtime mixer and engineer Johnny Sangster at Litho studio in Seattle.

According to a statement from Mudhoney, much of the album is a reflection on American current events.

The title is taken from a line from the closing song, “Kill Yourself Live,” which comments on “the way notoriety goes viral.”

Mudhoney vocalist Mark Arm elaborated, “I’m not on social media, so my experience is somewhat limited, but people really seem to find validation in the likes — and then there’s Facebook Live, where people have streamed torture and murder, or, in the case of Philando Castile, getting murdered by a cop.”

Read more: The RTN “Lost Tracks” feature – Old Men’s Desire for War, Seen Through the Eyes of Mudhoney.

“In the course of writing that song, I thought about how, once you put something out there online, you can’t wipe it away,” he added. “It’s always going to be there — even if no one digs it up, it’s still out there floating somewhere.”

Other tracks on Digital Garbage deal with the 2017 Charlottesville protests (“Next Mass Extinction”) as well as the media’s reaction to last year’s church shooting (“Please Mr. Gunman”).

As a first listen, Mudhoney has shared “Paranoid Core,” the raucous, driving lead single. Hear it for yourself below.

 

 

 

In support of the new LP, Mudhoney will embark on a world tour beginning next month. Their itinerary includes a short stint in North America followed by a lengthier outing in Europe. Check out the tracklist and tour dates below.

 

The artwork for the ‘Digital Garbage’ album cover. Courtesy of Sub Pop Records Mega Mart

The artwork for the ‘Digital Garbage’ album cover. Courtesy of Sub Pop Records Mega Mart

 

 

Digital Garbage Tracklist:

  1. Nerve Attack
  2. Paranoid Core
  3. Please Mr. Gunman
  4. Kill Yourself Live
  5. Night and Fog
  6. 21st Century Pharisees
  7. Hey Neanderfuck
  8. Prosperity Gospel
  9. Messiah’s Lament
  10. Next Mass Extinction
  11. Oh Yeah

 

Mudhoney 2018 Tour Dates:

08/11 – Seattle, WA @ SPF30

09/15 – Vancouver, BC @ Westward Music Festival

09/28 – Portland, OR @ Dante’s

09/29 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre

10/13 – Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw

11/11 – Utrecht, NL @ Le Guess Who? Festival

11/12 – Groningen, NL @ Vera

11/13 – Berlin, DE @ Festaal Kreuzberg

11/14 – Hamburg, DE @ Fabrik

11/15 – Koln, DE @ Gebaude 9

11/16 – Luzern, CH @ Schuur

11/17 – Vevey, CH @ Rocking Chair

11/19 – Frankfurt, DE @ Zoom Club

11/20 – Munich, DE @ Strom

11/21 – Bologna, IT @ Locomotiv

11/22 – Rome, IT @ Largo

11/23 – Milan, IT @ Santeria Social Club

11/24 – Zagreb, HR @ Mochvara

11/25 – Vienna, AT @ Arena Big Hall

11/27 – Paris, FR @ Le Trabendo

11/28 – Brighton, UK @ Concorde 2

11/29 – London, UK @ Electric Ballroom

11/30 – Leeds, UK @ Leeds Beckett University

12/01 – Glasgow, UK @ Lukes Church

 

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