RIYL: Half Japanese, Pussy Galore, Swell Maps, Sonic Death Monkey
Label: Fat Possum Records
After 14Â years of lying dormant in a vat of fertilizerÂ underneath Sunnyside Farms in Washington, Virginia, Neil Hagerty and Jennifer Herrema emerged once again above ground in 2015 as Royal Trux, with dirt in their fingernails and distortion in their ribcages.Â A few years later, they managed a full-length of live cuts with their longtime friends over at Drag City, 2017’s Platinum Tips + Ice Cream, and it felt like they were picking up right where they left off in 2001, full steam ahead.Â Soon after, the group signed to Fat Possum Records and WHAM…we’ve got a new studio album coming out this year.Â Titled White Stuff, leave every expectation you have at the door.Â It’s gonna getÂ gloriously weird.
The title track lays down a muddy riff over a straightforward back beat, butÂ Get Used to ThisÂ makes a neck-shattering sharp turn as they put their Truxian spin on hip hop.Â Must be heard to believe.Â Standout track Every Day Swan is an amalgamation of everything Royal Trux did so well prior to their first break-up, cross-pollenating any and all genres within their reachÂ and contorting them into submission.Â Keep in mind that this band has been around for over 30 years now and they still sound fresh AF.
Grab some delicious red, white and blue swirl vinyl from Fat Possum after the ‘buy’ link and listen to the available tracks below.
Live Free Or Die Color Vinyl
Limited Edition Red, White and Blue colored vinyl in a deluxe jacket
Includes digital pre-order of White Stuff. You get 3 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment itâ€™s released.
Shipping out on or around March 1, 2019
- Maybe Buy
- Not My Style
- Too Expensive