CLUTCH Frontman: 'It's A Headscratcher Why Bands Would Sign Multi-Album Contracts' With Record Labels

May 9, 2018

On April 29, CLUTCH frontman Neil Fallon was interviewed by the 95.7 The Hog radio station at this year's Welcome To Rockville festival in Jacksonville, Florida. You can now watch the chat below.

Speaking about the title of CLUTCH's forthcoming album, "Book Of Bad Decisions", Fallon said: "Naming an album is always a tough thing. This record is named after one of the songs. And the lyrics to that song are not anything particular to me — it's not autobiographical.

"One of my favorite authors is Cormac McCarthy, and in his stories, there's always… something bad happens, and you don't know exactly what it is," he continued. "And that's kind of what I was riffing on — trying to do a Cormac McCarthy novel in three minutes."

Fallon also talked about CLUTCH's tendency to perform new material live before it is official recorded and released. "For practical reasons, it's great to play songs before you go into the studio," he said. "We did that quite a bit. You don't have to worry about memorizing parts; I"ve got the muscle memory. It's more cost effective, and the end performance is better too. We've never been afraid to play new songs before the album comes out, and we're our own record label, so we can do whatever the heck we want."

Fallon went on to say that "it's a headscratcher why bands would sign multi-album contracts. It's a very dated business model. And it's so easy to reach your fans directly and cut out a lot of middle people. It's more work, but like anything else in life, more work should reap more rewards. And if anything goes wrong, we know who to blame."

"Book Of Bad Decisions" is tentatively due in September. The follow-up to 2015's "Psychic Warfare" was completed at Sputnik Sound studio in Nashville, Tennessee with producer and engineer Vance Powell (THE WHITE STRIPES, RED FANG).

"Psychic Warfare" debuted at No. 11 on The Billboard 200 chart after shifting 26,000 equivalent album units in the week ending October 8, 2015. The disc was released via the band's own label, Weathermaker Music.

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