when i get packages in the mail, i rarely get excited, and an even a rarer event is that i am impressed with whatever was sent my way. i received a package about a week ago from the milwaukee band r. mutt and honestly wasnt expecting much at all. included in said package was a t-shirt, which i could always use, and a copy of their new record, leash on life, which i figured would end up in the never been listened to section of the closet. as you have probably figured out by now, i did listen to it, and was more than way impressed. what surprised me the most is that theyve been around since ’88, and this is the first time im hearing about em. maybe theyre just finding their groove, or maybe i just dont pay attention, but considering theyre from milwaukee and im from chicago… anyway, this is the kind of music that i love. it lacks any kind of pretension, they’re not trying to be anything they aint and just get straight to the heart of rockin n’ rollin. at the end of the day, the latter is all i really want out my music. this is definitely a sittin on the backporch in the middle of the summer drinkin beers watching a ballgame kinda record. they’ve got a 6 song sampler of the record on their bandcamp page that you can buy for a lousy buck and/or you can buy it via itunes or rhaposdy.
new stuff from r. mutt
Posted by doubter on Thursday, September 22nd, 2011