Hear 'Original One,' a New Squeak From Meat Puppets' 'Rat Farm'

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Meat Puppets / Photo by Jaime Butler
Meat Puppets / Photo by Jaime Butler

Meat Puppets, the pioneering punk'n'western Arizona cactus-kickers, are returning this month with their 14th(!) album, Rat Farm, out April 14 (via Megaforce)The band said they were gonna "play it kind of straight" on this one, but it's certainly no flat desert-rocker: there's loping country-ska like classic Camper Van Beethoven, broken hard rock, and dreamy guitar solos. But don't take our word for it, here's the harmony-soaked, Neil Young-gone-120-Minutes chimer "Original One."

Guitarist Curt Kirkwood tells us: "I wrote this one for Frank Sinatra, but I heard he wasnt around anymore, so we decided to record it for Rat Farm."

Meat Puppets — Original One

Meat Puppets Tour Dates
April 4 - New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
April 5 - Ithaca, NY @ The Haunt
April 6 - Rochester, NY @ The Club At Water Street
April 7 - Columbus, OH @ Skullys
April 9 - Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop
April 10 - Lexington, KY @ Cosmic Charlies
April 11 - Nashville, TN @ High Watt
April 12 - Chattanooga, TN @ JJ's Bohemia
April 13 - Jackson, MS @ Martin's
April 16 - Austin, TX @ Waterloo Records In-Store
May 25 - Barcelona, Spain @ Primavera Sound
May 31 - Lisbon, Portugal @ Optimus Primavera
June 2 - Bristol, UK @ The Fleece
June 3 - Brighton, UK @ The Haunt
June 5 - Glasgow, UK @ 02 Abc
June 6 - Newcastle, UK @ The Academy
June 7 - Manchester, UK @ Manchester Academy
June 8 - London, UK @ The Forum

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