Maryland groove rockers CLUTCH have the official music video for their spirited new single, “Slaughter Beach”. Chock-full of bluesy rock swagger, the brand new track is available from all streaming services now and can also be heard below.
Discussing the song, frontman Neil Fallon states: “The lyrics for ‘Slaughter Beach’ were inspired by a late night walk along the southern Delaware Bay. Odd things happen there.”
The “Slaughter Beach” clip was directed by My Good Eye‘s David Brodsky and embraces the band’s trademark story-telling skill. The track is included on CLUTCH‘s upcoming thirteenth studio album — “Sunrise On Slaughter Beach” — a slamming summary of everything that makes the band great and another giant leap forward into career longevity. It is set for worldwide release on September 16 via Weathermaker.
New bangers like “Red Alert (Boss Metal Zone)”, “Nosferatu Madre”, “Skeletons On Mars”, “Jackhammer Our Names” and “Mercy Brown” take their rightful place alongside CLUTCH classics. “Sunrise On Slaughter Beach” is the natural culmination of what CLUTCH began as teenagers in the early ’90s.
Recorded at the The Magpie Cage Recording Studio in Baltimore, Maryland, the album was produced and mixed by Grammy-nominated Tom Dalgety (GHOST, ROYAL BLOOD, PIXIES) with additional engineering by J Robbins (JAWBREAKER, AGAINST ME!, THE SWORD).
“Sunrise On Slaughter Beach” Track listing:
1. Red Alert (Boss Metal Zone)
2. Slaughter Beach
3. Mountain Of Bone
4. Nosferatu Madre
5. Mercy Brown
6. We Strive For Excellence
7. Skeletons On Mars
8. Three Golden Horns
9. Jackhammer Our Names
CLUTCH have shared two new songs with fans so far. The first single, “Red Alert (Boss Metal Zone)”, arrived in April to much acclaim from fans and critics alike. The track has notched 415,000 streams on Spotify alone with the official music video clocking up 384,000 YouTube views. Last month, the group unveiled “We Strive For Excellence” which is closing in fast on 250,000 Spotify streams already.
Drummer Jean-Paul Gaster initially thought album thirteen would be an opposite reaction to the polarization and uncertainty of the pandemic years. Perhaps something more upbeat, in the vein of 2013’s “Earth Rocker”. “The more the songs took shape, the less I saw that kind of an album,” he said. “Something different took shape. The record we ended up with is, in some ways, the most different record we’ve made in a long time.”
“Sunrise On Slaughter Beach” introduces some “firsts” into the CLUTCH canon: vibraphone (from Gaster),theremin (J. Robbins),and female backup vocals from singers Deborah Bond and Frenchie Davis. The album’s nine songs are a diverse ride, destined to please long-time fans and intrigue newcomers alike. It’s a new chapter in an ever-unfolding story which means as much to the fans as it does to the band.
CLUTCH has extensive tour plans to support the new album, including a set of U.S. headline dates this fall. Joining them on that 26-date run will be HELMET and QUICKSAND who will be rotating the main support slot nightly and special guest JD Pinkus.