*The Following Press Release Was Issued By Hit Points Media*
|The Cutthroat Brothers and Mike Watt Release New Video From Collaboration LP: Out Everywhere Now |
Hound Gawd! Records recently released the new album by The Cutthroat Brothers and Mike Watt. Titled ‘The King is Dead,’ via vinyl LP for Record Store Day. It is officially out streaming for anyone who missed their chance to pick up the limited release. The venomous blues-punk, swamp-rock sounds of The Cutthroat Brothers and Mike Watt conjure bands like The Gun Club, The Cramps, The Stooges and The Hives. You can check out a new video for “Shake, Move, Howl, Kill” now.
Watch: “Shake, Move, Howl, Kill”
Praise for “The King Is Dead”:
“Basically, if you love bands like The Cramps and X, you’ll be an instant fan of what these fellas are cooking up.” adding, “Mr. Watt’s mind-fucking bass lines colors the material in a beautiful way that makes you go, “Yeah, this is sick.”” – No Echo
“…a grimy, sleazy dose of punk-blues that should appeal to fans of Nick Cave, The Stooges, The Cramps, etc.” – Brooklyn Vegan
“It’s swampy yet catchy and groovy and fuck, recalling the likes of the Cramps, the Gun Club and yes, the Stooges.” – LA Weekly
Catch The Cutthroat Brothers August 14th at El Corazon in Seattle w/ Agent Orange!
About the Collaboration:
This collaboration began when Mike Watt interviewed Jason and Donny on The Watt from Pedro Show. When the real life barbers casually asked Watt to play bass on their next album, they didn’t expect to hear ‘yes’.
Mike Watt added his magic and is now an honorary Cutthroat Brother barber by blood. Watt’s gritty, powerful playing will blow your greasy black pompadour back like a jet engine.
Hailed as ‘the Sweeney Todd’s of punk,’ The Cutthroat Brothers and Mike Watt are a mean and murderous match made in hell.
World renowned visual artist Raymond Pettibon (Black Flag, Sonic Youth) contributed the cover art, making ‘The King is Dead’ packaging hotter than a wet shave and twice as slick.
Take this blood-soaked bash-a-thon and file it where it fits: right next to punk rock greats like Misfits or The Damned.
Jack Endino (Nirvana, Soundgarden, Mudhoney) produces, mixes and masters again (his 4th collaboration with The Cutthroat Brothers in only two-plus years since the band was formed), honing ‘The King is Dead’ to a razor sharp point.
‘The King Is Dead’ opens with the aforementioned ‘Killing Time,’ an anthem for miscreants everywhere. Up next is the rockabilly and drug-influenced ‘Medicine,’ finding Mike Watt in a fuzzed-up bounce reminiscent of The Minutemen’s ‘Corona.’ The third and title track ‘The King is Dead’ is a spooky blues burner that slips into the room like a night stalker, then slashes everything into a brash, bluesy bloodbath. The rest of the album pummels forward in the gritty, grimy, grinning fashion that leaves the listener sliced, shaking and twisting on the barbershop floor wanting more.
The Brothers and Watt enjoyed working together so much that you can expect further collaborations in the future!