News Alternative 29/03/2018

The Claudettes' New Album, Dance Scandal At The Gynmasium!, Out Now

The Claudettes' New Album, Dance Scandal At The Gynmasium!, Out Now

Subscribe to our news via Email. Enter your email address:

Service handled via Google Feedburner.
Your e-mail address will not be shared with anyone

New York, NY (Top40 Charts) An old upright piano, a snarling electric bass, Phil Spector-ized booming drums and seductive Cool School vocals get into a punk-blues brawl at the studio of Grammy-winning Black Keys producer Mark Neill. On their head-spinning new album, The Claudettes summon vaudeville blues, '60s soul and Cramps-like psychobilly. Behold Dance Scandal at the Gymnasium!, the band's third full-length, released March 23 on Yellow Dog Records and first to feature their touring lineup of piano, drums, "Bass VI" guitar and three singers.

Across all these songs, pianist/songwriter Johnny Iguana airs grievances about the numbing and divisive effects of an Internet-dominated world. "Nobody knows how to talk to each other these days," begins the song "Give It All Up for Good," while "Bill Played Saxophone" follows American political nemeses through periods of smoldering bitterness and revenge fantasies. "Death and Traffic" begs for stories of saved lives and heroism amidst the onslaught of bad news, then "Utterly Absurd" bemoans the age of the hair-trigger Google search: "Thought dies as transmission rise … 'fast and now' killed 'I know how.'" And need anything more be said about the prescience of "Naked on the Internet"?

Billboard debuted the track "Give It All Up For Good" at and the band's clever video for "Don't Stay With Me" can be viewed at Physical copies, digital download and streaming links of the full album are available upon request.

Some recent reviews:
"Boasts punk spirit, earworm melodies, and a neo-retro sound that's loaded with appeal ... "
—The Second Disc
"With elements of blues, soul, punk, and flat-out noise, the quartet have something truly unique that you have to hear to understand — even if it only succeeds to confuse you more."
—Girl Underground Music
"[The band's new lineup] has only made the Claudettes' distinct and idiosyncratic blend — punk, blues, R&B, rockabilly, some jazz — more potent." —Billboard
""Every song on the album gives me a jumpstart, I hear so many levels of what I consider amazing creativity that it is hard to dissect ... this album will end up on a very special list at the end of the year." —No Depression

Neill invited the Claudettes to his Georgia studio after being introduced to the band by Dave Cobb (Grammy-winning producer of Sturgill Simpson and Lake Street Dive). The Claudettes recorded at Soil of the South for ten days, taking advantage of Neill's vast knowledge and collection of vintage equipment. What's traditional on Dance Scandal at the Gymnasium! are the blues, soul and rock 'n' roll touchstones, and the antique instruments and equipment used to document them. What's new comes through in the punk-laced energy and sum total of these songs, the musicians, and producer Neill, who describes this album thusly: "Haunted cabaret ... David Lynch movie music crossed with Allen Toussaint's driving piano sound! And sort of like when you're driving late at night in the South and two radio stations are coming in together and it's perfect! ... Like Otis Spann and Mark Sandman from Morphine sitting in with Keely Smith. I'm kind of riffing here but seriously nobody sounds like them ... I love this new record, it's crazy good."

Tour dates:
Wed., April 4 WORTHINGTON, OH Natalie's Coal Fired Pizza
Thurs., April 5 FERNDALE, MI Otus Supply
Fri., April 6 YELLOW SPRINGS, OH Underdog Café @ Emporium Wines
Fri., April 27 CHICAGO, IL Emporium Arcade
Sat., April 28 URBANA, IL Iron Post
Fri., May 4 ROCKFORD, IL Mary's Place
Sat., May 5 MADISON, WI North Street Cabaret
Wed., May 16 CLEVELAND, OH Happy Dog
Thur., May 17 WASHINGTON, DC Hill Country Live @ Hill Country BBQ
Fri., May 18 PHILADELPHIA, PA Bourbon and Branch
Sat., May 19 NEW YORK, NY Rockwood Music Hall Stage 1
Sun., May 20 SOMERVILLE, MA The Lounge at Once Somerville
Fri., May 25 MINNEAPOLIS, MN Dakota Jazz Club
Sat., May 26 SIOUX FALLS, SD Total Drag
Sun., May 27 STOCKHOLM, WI Liberty Tree Farm
Mon., May 28 MADISON, WI Brat Fest
Fri., June 1 MILWAUKEE, WI Anodyne

Most read news of the week
MTV's Unsigned Artist Of The Year, Marie Naffah Brings Soul Back To The Mainstream With Debut Single 'Let Me Wilt'
NYC Punk Rockers The Tracys Release Third Album 'Humdinger' Today
Post Malone Releases "Psycho" Music Video Featuring Ty Dolla $ign
Kurt Cobain's Musical Revolution Clip From '27 Gone Too Soon'
Gretchen Peters Shares New Track "Disappearing Act" Via Rolling Stone Country
Watch Melissa VanFleet's Acoustic Version Of 'Raven' Video
Brooklyn, NY's Typhoid Rosie Release New LP 'This Is Now' Today
MovieScore Media Launches Off With Kevin Riepl's Music From Sci-Fi Series 'Atropa'
Drake Scores 9th Week At UK Singles No 1
Rock Musical Chess Set To Play Gallery Players - Opens April 21, 2018
Prince's Paisley Park Announces Plans For "Prince4ever" Tribute Fence At Paisley Park And Target Center
UK Heavy Metallers Monument Confirmed For Bang Your Head!!! Festival 2018
Paul Thorn Releases First-Ever Gospel Album 'Don't Let The Devil Ride,' Out Now Via Thirty Tigers
Reggaeton Duo Zion Y Lennox Round Out Kaya Fest Line-Up
Punchline Releasing 'Lion' On March 30, 2018

© 2001-2018 (S4)
about | advertise | site map
contact | privacy
Page gen. in 0.0087321 secs // 4 () queries in 0.0071282386779785 secs
Members Area
Latest charts