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Mutts to Release 'Now That's What I Call Mutts' 10th Anniversary LP


Mutts to Release 'Now That's What I Call Mutts' 10th Anniversary LP

Mutts are very pleased to announce that their 10th anniversary retrospective Now That's What I Call Mutts will be released on May 3rd. A U.S. tour in support of the record begins May 10th at The Sinkhole in St. Louis, MO.

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Ten years - and over 1,000 shows - strong, Chicago, IL's Mutts define perseverance. Now That's What I Call Mutts is more than a collection of favorites from their catalog. It's a testament to maintaining unfettered creativity in the face of adversity. In their time myriad bands have exploded - and then just as quickly imploded. Over the course of these fifteen selects - and new single "Your Love" - Mike Maimone (keys, vocals), Bob Buckstaff (guitar, bass), and Ian Tsan (drums) remind us that a gritty determination to chase your dreams, damn the odds, is as American as it gets.

That ability to smile and charge head-long into difficulty is a common thread in the fabric of Mutts songwriting, and with good reason. As Maimone puts it, "my songs are born from a life of contradictions." Growing up in rural Ohio, he didn't come out to his Catholic parents until age 30. An all-state athlete in high school (he played against LeBron), he developed a profound love for the arts. Shortly after graduating Notre Dame business school he walked away from corporate life. Maimone explains, "Through my songwriting, I try to turn these disparate life experiences into music that helps us discover commonality."

"Mike's unyielding adoration of the craft that is record making and performing is a feat in itself" says Buckstaff. "I'm perpetually grateful for the ongoing experiment that is Mutts. I've learned to lay myself bare. I'm proud of the commitment I've made to something, to music, that matters. I take that sense of purpose everywhere."

Immerse yourself in this sonic portrait of a decades' hard work, and you'll come away with a profound appreciation for this resilient, tenacious band of brothers. Built on a shared love of connecting with others through music, Mutts are doggedly determined to continue their musical evolution. "I've heard "no" a million times. I've sent a million emails never get returned" says Maimone. "You can't let the business side pollute the creative side. We remain fully focused on our own artistic expression." Ultimately, Mutts want to remind their listeners to "remember to just try to sit back and enjoy everything" as Tsan puts it. "Patience is crucial - but life is short."

Mutts on tour:

5-10 St. Louis @ Sinkhole
5-11 Newport, KY @ Southgate House
5-17 Indianapolis @ Healer
5-18 Nashville @ Five Spot
5-31 Appleton @ Mill Creek
6-7 Fort Wayne @ Ruin
6-13 Milwaukee @ Cactus Club
6-14 Madison @ The Winnebago
6-15 Minneapolis @ 7th St. Entry
6-29 Chicago @ Cobra Lounge
8-8 Davenport @ Raccoon Motel

Now That's What I Call Mutts track listing:

1 Your Love
2 Beggar
3 Everyone Is Everyone
4 Let's Go (EP Version)
5 If It's Hot, It'll Sell
6 Done It Again
7 Half Mile
8 Not Ready
9 God, Country, Grave
10 Bury You
11 Pray Like a Vigilante
12 Shake It Up
13 Five of a Kind
14 Junior
15 Trust
16 Prizefighter

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