Clutch Gear Up To Unleash New CD

Maryland-based stoner rock icons Clutch will be releasing their latest album, From Beale Street to Oblivion, on March 27—their third for the DRT label.

Produced by Joe Barresi (who has worked with Kyuss, Tool, Melvins, Queens of the Stone Age, etc.), the 12-track album touches upon a myriad of hard rock styles including stoner rock, southern rock, blues metal and plenty of tasty jams.

  • “This is probably the most live album we have recorded,” says vocalist Neil Fallon about Beale Street. “We went out for a few weeks and played the music on the road. So when we went into the studio, all of us knew exactly what was going to happen—a first for Clutch. I don’t know why we haven’t done it this way all along; its so much easier.
  • “We also recorded the basic tracks directly onto tape. Nothing digital in there at all. We haven’t done that since The Elephant Riders. And this record has a few more bluesy elements than has been the case in the past, but nothing so blatant that it could be called alien to what we do.”

In support of Beale Street, Clutch are planning a world tour, plus an appearance at the mammoth Manchester, TN, Bonnaroo Festival on June 14.

“Musically, we’ve become much more of a rock and roll band now, as opposed to being a metal or hardcore one,” says Fallon. “Our style is riff oriented with a swing. It’s never been a calculated move; we just followed our instinct, and that is leading us closer to those bands to whom we listened in our childhood. Bands which are now termed as classic rock.”

Tracklisting for From Beale Street to Oblivion:

1) “You Can't Stop Progress”
2) “Power Player”
3) “The Devil & Me”
4) “White's Ferry”
5) “Child of the City”
6) “Electric Worry”
7) “One Eye Dollar”
8) “Rapture of Riddley Walker”
9) “When Vegans Attack”
10) “Opossum Minister”
11) “Black Umbrella”
12) “Mr. Shiny Cadillackness”

Tour Dates:


14 Chicago, IL Metro / Smart Bar
15 Detroit, MI State Theatre
16 Grand Rapids, MI Orbit Room
17 Toronto, ON Opera House
19 Cambridge, MA Middle East Restaurant & Nightclub
20 New York, NY Irving Plaza
21 Clifton Park, NY Northern Lights
23 Norfolk, VA The NorVa
24 Charlotte, NC Tremont Music Hall / The Casbah

3 Stoke, UK The Sugarmill
4 Manchester, UK Academy 3
5 Glasgow, UK The Garage
6 Birmingham, UK Barfly
7 Oxford, UK Zodiac
8 London, UK Mean Fiddler
10 Portsmouth, UK Wedgewood Rooms
11 Northampton, UK Soundhaus
12 Nottingham, UK Rock City
13 Newport, UK T.J.'s
14 Colchester, UK Colchester Arts Centre
15 Sheffield, UK Corporation
17 Ghent, BEL Charlatan
18 Cologne, GER Underground
19 Bochum, GER Matrix
20 Tilburg, NET Roadburn Festival
21 Hamburg, GER Molotow
22 Malmo, SWE KB Club
23 Stockholm, SWE Debaser
25 Helsinki, FIN Nosturi
27 Oslo, NOR Oslo Spektrum Arena ANS
28 Goteborg, SWE Sticky Fingers
29 Copenhagen, DEN The Rock

11 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
12 Philadelphia, PA Trocadero
13 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
15 Cincinnati, OH Bogarts
17 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
18 Lawrence, KS Granada
19 Englewood, CO Gothic Theatre
21 Salt Lake City, UT The Depot
23 San Francisco, CA Slim's
24 & 25Los Angeles, CA Roxy Theatre
26 San Diego, CA Brick by Brick
31 Brisbane, AUS The Zoo

1 Sydney, AUS The Metro
2 Melbourne, AUS Hi Fi
14 Manchester, TN Bonnaroo Festival

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