Vocalist Neil Fallon of Maryland rockers CLUTCH spoke to Pollstar.com about the band's forthcoming album, due later in the year. He said: "There's nothing out of the ordinary of the CLUTCH canon [on the new CD]."
He continued: "I think these songs were written so soon after [2013's] 'Earth Rocker' that they have a lot in common. It's a faster record. It think it shares a bit of the sense of humor, lyrically, with 'Earth Rocker'. There are a lot of hooks on this record."
Fallon added: "It's hard for me to comment, because I'm still in the middle of it, still listening to mixes and stuff. I think it's another offering of our sincerest rock emotion."
Asked if the creation process has become easier or harder over the years, Fallon said: "It's become, maybe, more difficult… speaking for myself, to satisfy the urge to do something new, while, at the same time not deny one's strengths that got you there in the first place."
He continued: "It's very easy for us to write together because we know each other so well. The danger in that is that ease can also breed complacency.
"I think we're always trying to learn to try something new, even if it's a minor thing. Lyrically … there's feast or famine. "
Fallon added: "I think it's like any other art: there are times that seem very prolific, and then there are times when you think, 'I gotta hang this up.'"
CLUTCH released "Summer Sound Attack" — a 10-song compilation of their most popular songs for streaming and download on iTunes — via the band's label, Weathermaker Music. The collection includes "Electric Worry", "The Regulator", "50,000 Unstoppable Watts", "Earth Rocker" and many more key tracks from the seminal group.
On June 10, 2014, CLUTCH released a triple deluxe version of its acclaimed "Earth Rocker" album via Weathermaker Music. The "Earth Rocker" triple deluxe album package includes: 1) the full record and brand new songs "Night Hag" and "Scavengers", 2) "Earth Rocker Live", a CD audio version of the album performed live; and 3) on DVD "Live In Denver" recorded with seven cameras in 1080i on November 14 at the sold-out Ogden Theatre show in Denver, two videos shot, directed and edited by actress Aisha Tyler: "Gone Cold" (unreleased) and "Crucial Velocity".