Clutch's upcoming record Sunrise On Slaughter Beach clocks in at 33 minutes, making it the band's shortest album behind Jam Room (whose original runtime was 35 minutes).
In an interview with Knotfest, Clutch vocalist Neil Fallon explains that the band actually recorded more material than they used for the record and that each song is its own specific "flavor." Fallon also touched on the fact that Sunrise On Slaughter Beach was recorded without being able to try the new material live, which resulted in some interesting experimentation.
"It was a little odd for us to record this record because we're used to being able to do these songs live. For obvious reasons we weren't able to do that, but that did give us a bit of flexibility in the studio to try things that perhaps we wouldn't have otherwise. There's a lot of instrumentation that [is] atypical of Clutch, like for example vibraphones, theremins, [and] backup vocals. It's a short record.
"It's nine songs, maybe 35 minutes thereabouts. We recorded more, but we just thought we wanted to make something that was just right to the point [where] every song kind of represented a different flavor."
Clutch will release their new record Sunrise On Slaughter Beach on September 16. Pre-orders are available here. Clutch will hit the road with Helmet, Quicksand, and JD Pinkus starting this September. Check out those dates below.
9/13 – Toronto, ON @ Rebel [Tickets]
9/15 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues [Tickets]
9/16 – New York, NY @ Palladium Times Square [Tickets]
9/17 – Baltimore, MD @ Hammerjacks [Tickets]
9/18 – Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz [Tickets]
9/20 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE [Tickets]
9/21 – Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hall [Tickets]
9/23 – Louisville, KY @ Louder than Life [Tickets]
9/24 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works [Tickets]
9/25 – Atlanta, GA @ The Eastern [Tickets]
9/27 – Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues [Tickets]
9/29 – Houston TX @ Warehouse Live [Tickets]
9/30 – Dallas, TX @ The Factory in Deep Ellum [Tickets]
10/1 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom [Tickets]
10/2 – Austin, TX @ Emo's [Tickets]
10/4 – Phoenix, AZ @ Van Buren [Tickets]
10/5 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent [Tickets]
10/7 – Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock [Tickets]
10/8 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory Concert House [Tickets]
10/9 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theatre [Tickets]
10/10 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO [Tickets]
10/12 – Salt Lake City, UT @ the Depot [Tickets]
10/13 – Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium [Tickets]