Meat Puppets Announce 'Rat Farm' LP

Meat Puppets Announce 'Rat Farm' LP
Meat Puppets have kept up a steady output since reuniting in 2006, releasing albums at two-year intervals in 2007, 2009 and 2011. This trend will continue in 2013, since the influential rock veterans will drop their 14th full-length, Rat Farm, on April 16 through Megaforce Records.

In a press release, singer-guitarist Curt Kirkwood described the album as "real blown-up folk music." He continued, "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, [bassist] Cris [Kirkwood] would go, 'Well, that's all there is? Let's put a prog rock part in the middle.' But I tried to hold it off as much as I could."

See the 12-song tracklist below. Scroll past that to check out Meat Puppets' upcoming spring tour schedule, which unfortunately doesn't include any Canadian shows. The band's live lineup features the Kirkwood brothers, Shandon Sahm on drums, and Curt's son Elmo on guitar.

Rat Farm:

1. Rat Farm
2. One More Drop
3. Down
4. Leave Your Head Alone
5. Again
6. You Don't Know
7. Waiting
8. Time and Money
9. Sometimes Blue
10. Original One
11. River Rose
12. Sweet 

Tour dates:

3/28 Shreveport, LA - VooDoo Lounge

3/29 Birmingham, AL - Bottle Tree

3/30 Athens, GA - 40 Watt

4/1 Lancaster, PA - Chameleon Club

4/2 New Hope, PA - John and Peter's Place

4/3 New York, NY - Mercury Lounge

4/4 New York, NY - Mercury Lounge

4/5 Ithaca, NY - The Haunt

4/6 Rochester, NY - The Club at Water Street

4/7 Columbus, OH - Skully's

4/9 Bloomington, IN - The Bishop

4/10 Lexington, KY - Cosmic Charlie's

4/11 Nashville, TN - High Watt

4/12 Chattanooga, TN - JJ's Bohemia SA

4/13 Jackson, MS - Martin's