Clutch has released a new live CD that captures performances by the band in Sydney, Australia as well as Pittsburgh, PA, and Sayreville, NJ. This is a fifteen track CD that clocks in at an hour in length. The CD also has a DVD companion (sold separately) that has five additional songs.
With the performances on this CD coming from so many locations, you would think that “Full Fathom Five” would be a hodgepodge mix of bad live cuts from Clutch. It is just the opposite. Clutch’s live performances have always been their strong suit, and “Full Fathom Five” represents the band well.
Full Fathom Five starts off with the very heavy grunge like song, “The Dragonfly”. For those of you cringing to the word grunge, don’t worry, Clutch is hardly a grunge band. The band intertwines hard rock, with a sludge metal sound through in some Deep Purple like organ sounds, a little funk, some humorous lyrics here and there, and you have a brief idea of what Clutch sounds like.
Guitar aficionados will find a some heavy tunes that incorporate a large variety of guitar sounds to feast their ears on. One listen to the guitar and bass wizardry on “The Yeti” and you ought to be hooked!
One of my personal favorites, “The Devil & Me” has a cool Led Zeppelin like sound to it. Neil Fallon’s gruff vocals give this tune a completely different vibe.
“Full Fathom Five” is the kind of CD that you need to spin a couple of times to completely absorb. Maryland’s favorite sons have put together one hell of a live CD. This is a must own release for Clutch fans everywhere.
Check out the Clutch Full Fathom Five E-Card below!
1. The Dragonfly
2. Child Of The City
3. The Devil & Me
4. Texan Book Of The Dead
5. Animal Farm
6. The Mob Goes Wild
7. Cypress Grove
8. The Elephant Riders
9. Ship Of Gold
10. The Yeti
11. Promoter (Of Earthbound Causes)
13. Mr. Shiny Cadillackness
14. Electric Worry
15. One Eye Dollar
Neil Fallon-Vocals, Guitar
Eric Oblander – Harp
Bryan Hinkley – Guitar
Mick Schauer – Organ & Keys
CLUTCH’s new Live DVD and Audio CD, Full Fathom Five is available starting today, August 12th. The album is available through merch.com, at shows, and through select indie retailers.
For the rest of the week, you can stream the entire album over at AOL’s Listening Party.
CLUTCH are holding a contest to celebrate the release of their new live DVD and CD, Full Fathom Five on August 12th.
ENTER now and you will be placed into a drawing for your chance to win a guitar signed by CLUTCH!
· Visit http://goto.thesyn.com/clutch
Enter for your chance to win
· The contest ends September 30, 2008 at Noon EST.
· One grand prize winner will receive an autographed guitar and copies of the Full Fathom Five DVD and CD.
· The winner will be contacted via email and announced the week of October 13th, 2008 on The Syndicate’s blog (www.thesyn.com/blog).
· Limit one entry per person, per email address, or you will be disqualified.
PRE-ORDER FULL FATHOM FIVE
We only have a few more weeks to wait until CLUTCH release their new live DVD and CD, Full Fathom Five.
The band just launched an eCard where you can sample video and audio from the two releases due out on August 12th. The releases are being put out on the band’s own record label, Weathermaker Music and will be availble on tour and exclusively at Merch.com.
CLUTCH FORMS NEW LABEL TO RELEASE FIRST-EVER LIVE DVD…“FULL FATHOM FIVE, VIDEO FIELD RECORDINGS” HITS STREETS AUGUST 12 ON WEATHERMAKER MUSIC!!
Maryland rockers CLUTCH are proud to announce their first-ever live DVD, FULL FATHOM FIVE, Video Field Recordings, which is set for release on August 12. CLUTCH will also release a live companion CD, entitled FULL FATHOM FIVE, Audio Field Recordings. All tracks on the DVD and CD were recorded & filmed in late 2007 and early 2008 in New Jersey, Pittsburgh, Denver and Australia.
The FULL FATHOM FIVE, Video Field Recordings DVD features 20 songs PLUS bonus features, and the audio CD contains 15 songs. “Texan Book of the Dead” is the first single and video to be released.
After a late summer European tour, CLUTCH will headline the US with The Sword and Graveyard from Sept 15th to October 9th in support of the upcoming releases. The Bakerton Group, CLUTCH’s psychedelic jazz/rock alter ego, will be playing their first-ever headlining show on October 10 in Hollywood!
FULL FATHOM FIVE, Video Field Recordings and FULL FATHOM FIVE, Audio Field Recordings will be released August 12 on CLUTCH’s brand-new Weathermaker Music. Look for ALL future CLUTCH & BAKERTON GROUP related releases on Weathermaker Music!
CLUTCH recently hired industry veteran Jon Nardachone to oversee the new Weathermaker Music. As Label Manager, he will run day-to-day operations out of the Weehawken, NJ office of The Syndicate, whom Weathermaker have brought in to promote and market FULL FATHOM FIVE.
Weathermaker Music and CLUTCH will team up with MERCH.COM for the August 12th release of the FULL FATHOM FIVE DVD and CD. MERCH.COM and all CLUTCH-related web sites will have excusive rights to all mail-order products involving FULL FATHOM FIVE. The band will also be selling these items on the road and in certain retail locations.
Clutch on tour:
7/26 – Tulsa, OK – Diversafest 2nd Stage (headlining)
8/02 – Atlantic City, NJ – House of Blues (w/ Murphy’s Law)
Clutch w/ The Sword and Graveyard:
9/18 – Winston-Salem, NC – The Millennium
9/19 – Jacksonville, NC – Hooligans
9/20 – Fayetteville, NC – Jester’s
9/21 – Kill Devil Hills, NC – The Pit
9/23 – Ashville, NC – The Orange Peel
9/24 – Atlanta, GA – Center Stage
9/25 – Orlando, FL – House of Blues
9/26 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
9/27 – St. Petersburg, FL – State Theatre
9/29 – Birmingham, AL – Work Play
9/30 – Knoxville, TN – Valarium
10/1 – Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom
10/3 – Corpus Christi, TX – House of Rock
10/4 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s Amphitheatre
10/5 – Amarillo, TX – Midnight Rodeo
10/6 – Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep
10/7 – Grand Junction, CO – Mesa Theatre
10/9 – Sacramento, CA – Harlow’s
10/10 – Hollywood, CA – The Roxy (The Bakerton Group w/Year Long Disaster & Graveyard)
You can preview some of the audio and video from Full Fathom Five below.