Friday, June 22, 2018

Clutch stream new single How To Shake Hands

Clutch are streaming audio of “How To Shake Hands”, as the second single from their forthcoming album “Book Of Bad Decisions.”

The tune traces its lineage back to Ry Cooder and John Lee Hooker via Cooder's “John Lee Hooker For President”, from his 2011 record, “Pull Up Some Dust And Sit Down.” In that song, Cooder impersonates the blues legend giving a stump speech on what will happen when he becomes President.

Clutch’s original idea of covering the Cooder track was soon abandoned as singer Neil Fallon determined that he couldn’t do the song justice; instead, Fallon put his own lyrics in the style of Ry Cooder/JLH to a new Clutch song which ended up becoming “How To Shake Hands.”

In addition to its new digital release, Clutch are issuing a very limited 7” Picture Disc in a transparent PVC pocket featuring “How To Shake Hands” on the blue side and the lead single, “Gimme The Keys”, on the reverse, green side.

Due September 7, the Maryland band recorded “Book Of Bad Decisions” at Sputnik Sound in Nashville, TN with producer Vance Powell (Jack White, Chris Stapleton, The Raconteurs).

Following a series of spring US dates, Clutch will play three European festivals over the course of the next month, including Download in Madrid, Spain; Tuska Open Air in Helsinki, Finland; and, Roskilde in Denmark.

The band have just announced dates for a fall North American tour in support of their upcoming twelfth album; the 6-week run will open with a September 16 appearance at Riotfest in Chicago, IL, with headline dates starting in St. Paul, MN on September 18.

“Book Of Bad Decisions”

Release date: September 7

01. Gimme The Keys
02. Spirit Of '76
03. Book Of Bad Decisions
04. How To Shake Hands
05. In Walks Barbarella
06. Vision Quest
07. Weird Times
08. Emily Dickinson
09. Sonic Counselor
10. A Good Fire
11. Ghoul Wrangler
12. HB Is In Control
13. Hot Bottom Feeder
14. Paper & Strife
15. Lorelei

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