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Posted: 07/13/2009

Stream New Album, "Strange Cousins From The West," Out Next Tuesday on Weathermaker Music * Premiere "50,000 Unstoppable Watts" Video This Saturday on Headbangers Ball!

The Maryland based band has amassed a substantial catalog that includes nine studio albums, five live releases, and a handful of EPs. What's more, throughout the 90's, Clutch's hardcore-influenced, groove-heavy riff rock, helped define that decade's stoner sound, while in the new millennium, their persistent hunger to expand their style brought them into the realms of traditional down-home blues and far-out psychedelic jams. While Clutch's recorded sound may be most prominently colored by Sult's mammoth riffs and Fallon's gravelly, booming vocals and surreal, pseudo-social lyrical critiques, the true strength of the band is revealed at Clutch's live show. Anyone who's witnessed one knows that when all four players lock into a brutal, funky groove - to use a title from one of their own songs - the mob goes wild. - Revolver Magazine

Veteran Maryland rock quartet CLUTCH are gearing up for the release of their ninth studio album, entitled Strange Cousins From the West. Produced by Clutch and J. Robbins at Magpie Cage Studios in Baltimore, the effort is the first Clutch original to be released on the band's own Weathermaker Music, through RED Distribution. Label manager Jon Nardachone reports "Strange Cousins..." will be available both physically and digitally through retail on July 14th, and fans who purchase the new album via iTunes will receive a free bonus track! An iTunes exclusive 10 minute Clutch "up close & personal" video documentary, produced by Agent Ogden!

In celebration of the new album, Clutch and Weathermaker Music have announced they have made their new album streaming in its entirety at AOL Music for one week only!

Click to stream Clutch's new album, "Strange Cousins From The West," here!

Clutch has also announced they will be making the worldwide video premiere for the first single off the album, titled "50,000 Unstoppable Watts," this Saturday on Headbangers Ball!

Don't miss the world premiere of this badass new Clutch video for "50,000 Unstoppable Watts" airing for the first time anywhere on MTV's Headbangers Ball this Saturday at 2am EST! Produced and directed by Jeremy Hunt of Screaming Death Monkey, Hunt also directed Clutch's "Burning Beard" video.

Finally, as they prepare to bring their new album to the live setting, Clutch will kick off their massive US Summer tour with the mighty Baroness this week, and have also just announced a Fall US tour w/ Wino and Revolution Mother, bringing the band to New York City's Irving Plaza for two-nights of back to back shows, and their first dates in the city in support of the band's new album. Pre-sale tickets for Clutch Fan Club members are available now through the band's

* Scroll below for the complete list of Clutch dates, as well as a glimpse at the amazing retrospective piece in the latest edition of Revolver Magazine. "Strange Cousins From The West" will be released in the UK / Ireland, mainland Europe, Australia and New Zealand between July 3rd and July 17th and is available for pre-order within the United States exclusively through Newbury Comics, in mainland Europe through Amazon, and in the UK / Ireland through Check out the streaming e-card for "Strange Cousins..." here, and the album's amazing packaging here!

Stream "Strange Cousin From The West" here!

The official track listing for "Strange Cousins From the West" is:
Motherless Child
Struck Down
50,000 Unstoppable Watts
Abraham Lincoln
The Amazing Kreskin
Let a Poor Man Be
Algo Ha Cambiado
Sleestak Lightning

Clutch Live!

* A December North American tour will be added to the following confirmed dates shortly:

US w/ Baroness and Lionize!
July 9 Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart's
July 10 Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore
July 11 Chicago, IL @ Kuma's
July 12 Sauget, IL @ Pop's
July 14 Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
July 15 Houston, TX @ House of Blues
July 17 Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
July 18 Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theater
July 19 Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues Las Vegas
July 20 San Diego, CA @ Cane's Bar & Grill
July 21 Los Angeles, CA @ House Of Blues
July 22 San Francisco, CA @ Regency Center
July 24 Seattle, WA @ King Cat Theater
July 25 Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
July 26 Missoula, MT @ Wilma Theater
July 27 Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
July 28 Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
July 29 Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
July 31 Calgary, AB @ Flames Center
August 1 Edmonton, AB @ Edmonton Events Center
August 2 Saskatoon, SK @ Odeon Event Center
August 3 Winnipeg, MB @ Garrick Center
August 5 Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave
August 6 Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom
August 7 Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
August 8 Baltimore, MD @ Sonar

US Tour w/ Wino and Revolution Mother!
September 9 Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr Smalls
September 10 Buffalo, NY @ The Town Ballroom
September 11 Philadelphia, PA @ The Electric Factory
September 12 Hartford, CT @ The Webster Theater
September 13 Montreal, QC @ Studio JPR
September 15 London, ON @ London Music Hall
September 16 Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
September 18 TBA
September 19 Jackson, MS @ Club Fire
September 20 New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
September 22 Mobile, AL @ Soul Kitchen
September 23 Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom
September 24 Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
September 25 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Orbit Room
September 26 Chicago, IL @ The Metro
September 27 Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium
September 29 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
September 30 Denver, CO @ The Fillmore
October 1 Kansas City, MO @ The Beaumont Club
October 2 Memphis, TN @ New Daisy Theatre
October 3 Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
October 4 Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Music Festival
October 6 Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues
October 7 Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage
October 8 Richmond, VA @ The National
October 9 New York City, NY @ Irving Plaza
October 10 New York City, NY @ Irving Plaza

Onstage and on-record, when Fallon parts his mighty beard to open his mouth, the voice that emerges is so arresting, it puts your ass on lockdown before you have a chance to pull your finger out of your nose. - Decibel Magazine

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