MUDHONEY – ” Almost Everything “

Posted: January 25, 2023 in MUSIC

Seattle‘s grunge pioneers Mudhoney are back from never being away. They made/make lots of noise since 1988 and – with a long hiatus here and but they still fabricate new music. The band is back with Their 11th album “Plastic Eternity“, the first in 5 years,
is canned and ready for release on April 7th via Sub Pop Records.

The first appetizer, named “Almost Everything” is a bass/bongos-driven rocker with a fervent flow. Mudhoney (vocalist Mark Arm, guitarist Steve Turner, bassist Guy Maddison, and drummer Dan Peters) remain the underground group, their gnarly primordial punk stew and Arm’s sharply funny lyrics as potent a combination as they’ve been since the band’s formation in the late 1980s. From taking on climate change from the perspective of the climate if the climate tried to play guitar like Jimi Hendrix (“Cry Me An Atmospheric River”) to a driving rock and roll song about taking drugs meant for livestock (“Here Comes the Flood”) to a classic punk attack on treating humans like livestock (“Human Stock Capital”),

“Plastic Eternity” is a heady run through all the proto-genres of guitar rock with a keen eye on the inanities of the world in the 2020’s.

The recording of “Plastic Eternity” delivered several firsts for the band. With Maddison planning on moving his family to Australia, Mudhoney was forced to work on a deadline, booking nine days at Crackle & Pop! in Seattle with longtime producer Johnny Sangster. Since the pandemic had made it impossible for them to convene in their practice space for nearly a year and a half, this meant they were going in to make a record with an assortment of half-forgotten riffs and nascent ideas rather than fully-fledged, well-rehearsed songs.

“Almost Everything” by Mudhoney from the upcoming album “Plastic Eternity”, out on Sub Pop Records April 7th, 2023.

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