Holy Shit! New Meat Puppets! Listen to “Down”

Meat Puppets Rat Farm

Meat Puppets are not “Down” for the count.

Meat Puppets have released the first single from their forthcoming 14th studio album, Rat Farm. The new song is titled “Down” and features the band’s legendary mix of cosmic country. Listen to the new song below.

Producer, songwriter and arranger Curt Kirkwood on the new album:

“I tried to write stuff that would stand on its own, just the chords and the melodies, and play it kind of straight. I think that was the guiding boundary that I gave myself. It was one of those things where a lot of times, in the past especially, Cris would go, ‘Well, that’s all there is? Let’s put a prog rock part in the middle.’ But I tried to hold off as much as I could.”

The band will be heading out on tour in support of Rat Farm. Check out dates below.

Meat Puppets Tour Dates:
+ shows with MUDHONEY

TH 3/13 AUSTIN, TX – STUBB’S BBQ SXSW SHOWCASE w/DAVE GROHL AND SOUND CITY PLAYERS, 8:30 pm
FR 3/14 AUSTIN, TX – THREADGILL’S – ROKY ERICKSON’S ICE CREAM SOCIAL, 4:40 PM
SA 3/15 AUSTIN, TX – GINGERMAN PUB – MARIONETTES DE CARNE 9:40 PM
SA 3/23 PANAMA CITY, PANAMA – FESTIVAL ALBERTO
TH 3/28 SHREVEPORT, LA – VOO DOO LOUNGE
FR 3/29 BIRMINGHAM, AL – BOTTLE TREE
SA 3/30 ATHENS, GA – 40 WATT
MO 4/01 LANCASTER, PA – THE CHAMELEON CLUB
TU 4/02 NEW HOPE, PA – JOHN AND PETER’S PLACE
WE 4/03 NEW YORK, NY – MERCURY LOUNGE
TH 4/04 NEW YORK, NY – MERCURY LOUNGE
FR 5/05 ITHACA, NY – THE HAUNT
SA 4/06 ROCHESTER, NY – THE CLUB AT WATER STREET
SU 4/07 COLUMBUS, OH – SKULLYS
TU 4/09 BLOOMINGTON, IN – THE BISHOP
WE 4/10 LEXINGTON, KY – COSMIC CHARLIES
TH 4/11 NASHVILLE, TN – HIGH WATT
FR 4/12 CHATTANOOGA, TN – JJ’S BOHEMIA SA
SA 4/13 JACKSON, MS – MARTIN’S
SA 5/25 BARCELONA, SPAIN – PRIMAVERA SOUND, ATP STAGE
FR 5/31 LISBON, PORTUGAL – OPTIMUS PRIMAVERA
SU 6/02 BRISTOL, UK – THE FLEECE
MO 6/03 BRIGHTON, UK – THE HAUNT
WE 6/05 GLASGOW, UK – 02 ABC +
TH 6/06 NEWCASTLE, UK – THE ACADEMY +
FR 6/07 MANCHESTER, UK – MANCHESTER ACADEMY +
SA 6/08 LONDON, UK – THE FORUM +

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