Clutch Prep Record Store Day Split, ‘Earth Rocker’ Deluxe Version + ‘Robot Hive/Exodus’ Vinyl
Clutch fans, get ready for three very unique releases. The band has revealed plans for a “Record Store Day” split with labelmates Lionize and also announced special edition releases of their ‘Earth Rocker’ and ‘Robot Hive/Exodus’ albums.
First up, the Clutch “Record Store Day” split features the new song ‘Run, John Barleycorn, Run’ on one side. The flip side features Lionize’s ‘Ether Madness.’ The 7-inch split will be released by Weathermaker Music this Saturday (April 19) as part of the Record Store Day festivities. Check here for participating “Record Store Day” stores.
Fans can also look for Clutch’s triple deluxe version of their 2013 album ‘Earth Rocker’ coming to stores on June 10. The set features the critically hailed original album bolstered with two new cuts — ‘Night Hag’ and ‘Scavengers.’ The second disc is titled ‘Earth Rocker Live,’ and is exactly what the title spells out. The band performed the entire disc live in its entirety for the listener’s pleasure. The third disc in the collection is the band’s ‘Live in Denver’ DVD that was captured last November. Actress and ‘The View’ and ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’ host Aisha Tyler also shot two videos for ‘Gone Cold’ and ‘Crucial Velocity’ that will be included in the DVD portion of the set. To pre-order the disc, check this location.
‘Earth Rocker’ isn’t the only Clutch album getting an update. The group also revealed that their 2005 effort, ‘Robot Hive/Exodus,’ will be available as a collector’s edition double vinyl release on June 10 as well. The remastered release comes in a re-designed gatefold package. Pre-orders are being taken here.
And, in one final bit of Clutch news, fan Curtis Hein created a new Claymation video for ‘The Wolf Man Kindly Requests …’ that just debuted at Noisey.com. Hein created the clip without any input from the band. Check out the video below.
Clutch will spend most of the summer in Europe on tour, but look for them returning to play shows Stateside in July for a trio of shows. They’ve booked dates in Syracuse (July 24, Westcott Theater), Pittsburgh (July 25, Stage AE), and Winston-Salem (July 27, Ziggy’s). They’ll also take part in Baltimore’s Shindig Music Festival Sept. 27.
Watch Clutch’s ‘The Wolf Man Kindly Requests’ Fan-Created Video