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Pray for Rain, the debut LP from Mutts, is getting the royal treatment. May 12th at the Burlington, celebrate its release on 180-gram, multi-color vinyl (no two alike!) and get a stupid-good deal on it for one night only: $10!
Mutts are playing the 32-minute barn-burner of an album front-to-back, then closing with some older favorites.
Also performing: Good Grief from Stevens Point, WI (RIYL Dr. Manhattan, The Shins' early years, or Presidents of the USA) and Chicago-via-Champaign power trio Jet W. Lee.
Here's what some kind people have said about Pray for Rain so far:
2012.02.28 : Electric Panda
The raspy vocals and relentlessly hard blues rock of this Chicago three piece makes a whiskey on the rocks sound better than ever before. It’s the kind of edge and dirty soul that just can’t be faked, so filthy they make The Black Keys seem sterile.
2012.02.01 : The Deli Magazine's Chicago Emerging Artist of 2011
2012.02.01 : Babysue.comMutts really do sound like Tom Waits fronting Nirvana (or something like that…). This band has a sound that is raw and intense…and yet their songs are well-thought out and resonate in the mind. We honestly can’t remember when we’ve heard a group with a sound quite like this…
2012.01.07 : Hiawatha ReviewRagged and raw is a great way to start to describe the Mutts’s warm and atonal form of badass bluesy rock and roll with rollicking dirty piano rolls, fat stand-up bass, fuzzy-filthy guitars, and heavy, jubilant drums. Maybe rich, grimy, or explosive would work too, but with so many angles—so many stories, so many tones and sounds—ragged, raw, explosive, all these words are just a taste, a first-bite, a start to describing something so human.
2011.12.28 : Huffington Post
Best Chicago Music of 2011 #26 – See Full List
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