The ever-progressive power trio Mutoid Man will release their dynamic sophomore album War Moans on June 2nd (Sargent House). Today, the band has debuted the album’s stunning closing track “Bandages” which features vocals and auxiliary instrumentation from label mates Chelsea Wolfe and her longtime collaborator Ben Chisholm. Check out the song featured today on Stereogum.com.
“We wanted to write a Mr. Big-style arena rock ballad,” Mutoid Man bassist Nick Cageo says of “Bandages.” And indeed, the big open chords and wounded lyrics will surely have audiences pulling their lighters out of their pockets, but Wolfe’s siren vocals and Chisolm’s electronic pulses give the song an apocalyptic weight never attained by the darlings of the Sunset Strip.
On War Moans, Mutoid Man (which also features Steve Brodsky on guitar and Ben Koller on drums) bask in their love of frantic, ferocious, no-frills rock'n'roll - no riff deemed too extreme, no drum pattern considered too absurd (see album singles "Melt Your Mind" and "Kiss Of Death"). And since their inception, Mutoid Man’s live shows have been exercises in showmanship; the band’s stage one-upmanship carries over to their songcraft, yielding an album of ridiculously savage hooks and next-level dexterity.
See Mutoid Man on the road with Sargent House label mates Helms Alee in June & July - a tour not to be missed. Find all tour dates below and look for War Moans to be released June 2nd, 2017 (pre-order now from HelloMerch or iTunes).
MUTOID MAN - ON TOUR W/ HELMS ALEE:
May 22 New York, NY @ Terminal 5 w/ Coheed & Cambria (No Helms Alee)
June 4 Boston, MA @ Great Scott
June 5 Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus
June 6 Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus **Sold Out**
June 7 Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery
June 8 Detroit, MI @ El Club
June 9 Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
June 10 Indianapolis, IN @ Black Circle Brewing
June 12 Dallas, TX @ Curtain Club
June 13 Austin, TX @ Barracuda
June 14 Houston, TX @ The Studio at Warehouse Live
June 15 Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon
June 16 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade (Hell)
June 17 Orlando, FL @ The Social
June 19 Raleigh, NC @ King's
June 20 Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts - Black Box
July 6 Seattle, WA @ Neumos
July 7 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
July 8 San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
July 10 Los Angeles, CA @ Resident
July 11 Santa Ana, CA @ The Constellation Room
July 12 San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
July 13 Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge
July 14 Las Vegas, NV @ Beauty Bar
July 15 Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall
July 16 Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge