News on Eyes Adrift, Fabolous, Paul Weller
Meat Puppets frontman Curt Kirkwood, former Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic, and former Sublime drummer Bud Waugh will release their self-titled debut as Eyes Adrift on Sept. 24 via spinART. The 12-track set will be supported by an extensive North American tour, due to kick off in mid-October and last into the spring of 2003. Beforehand, Kirkwood and Novoselic will play a special acoustic show Aug. 19 at New York's Joe's Pub.
The album leans heavier on Kirkwood's musical lineage than that of his bandmates, with a host of tracks ("Alaska," "Solid") that recall the sound of recent Meat Puppets albums. Novoselic handles lead vocals on "Inquiring Minds," which features the repeated line "they put flowers on your grave, Jon Benet." The set closes with a nearly 15-minute number titled "Pasted," which has become a favorite at the group's recent live shows.
"There was no 'idea' behind the band, like we're all gonna wear these fedoras and gray satin shirts with vests or whatever," Novoselic says in a statement. "And then we're gonna sound like the Velvet Underground meets whoever. It was not like that at all. It was very pure. We just got together and started playing."
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