CLUTCH Release New Book Of Bad Decisions Album Trailer - "I Get Emotionally Invested In Lyrics," Says NEIL FALLON (Video)
June 14, 2018, 9 months ago
Maryland rockers Clutch will release Book Of Bad Decisions, the band's 12th studio album, worldwide on September 7th via their own Weathermaker Music label. The band have released a new trailer, which can be seen below:
Pre-ordering for the new album is underway at pro-rock.com. This single is the first of four to be released over the next couple of months as an instant gratification track when pre-ordering the album at iTunes and Amazon.
All album formats (CD, 24-page book with CD, 2xLP Standard Black, Limited Colored 2xLP, and 2xLP Picture Disc) will have the same 15 tracks. In addition Weathermaker Music will release two very limited 7” Picture Discs.
“I’ve never been one for nostalgia,” says Neil Fallon, “I’ve always shied away from it. But after 27 years of this, I realize that there is a wealth of stories to look back upon as lyrical fodder. As the saying goes, ‘You don’t know where you’re going until you know where you’ve been.’ Not all the songs reference our collective experience as a band, but Book Of Bad Decisions seemed like an apt name for these various chapters, whether factual, fictitious, or somewhere in-between.”
Book Of Bad Decisions was recorded at Sputnik Sound in Nashville, TN by producer Vance Powell (Jack White, Chris Stapleton, The Raconteurs, The Dead Weather) and consists of 15 new tracks.
“With Vance Powell as producer we were able to make a very different kind of an album. The songs feel as if they could jump out of the speakers!” says drummer Jean-Paul Gaster. Bassist Dan Maines seconds that when he says “Recording in Nashville with Vance Powell gave us a new and fresh approach towards making an album that truly captures the live energy of Clutch in a way I don’t think we’ve done before.” Guitarist Tim Sult adds “Laying down guitar tracks with Vance was fun and inspiring. Going through and trying out his and his engineer, Mike Fahey’s collection of vintage amps was one of my favorite recording studio experiences. I think the outro solo of “Emily Dickinson” turned out particularly great.”
The album cover was designed by renowned photographer Dan Winters.
Book Of Bad Decisions tracklisting:
"Gimme The Keys"
"Spirit Of ’76"
"Book Of Bad Decisions"
"How To Shake Hands"
"In Walks Barbarella"
"A Good Fire"
"HB Is In Control"
"Hot Bottom Feeder"
"Paper & Strife"
"Gimme The Keys" lyric video:
Neil Fallon - Vocals/Guitar
Tim Sult - Guitar
Dan Maines - Bass
Jean-Paul Gaster - Drums/Percussion