Immediately recognized for their unique fusion of punk, country, folk, rock, and whatever other style you want to throw in the mix, the Meat Puppets’ latest album—due out April 16 through Megaforce—is no far cry from the sound and talented writing that has earned them their stripes. Rat Farm’s 12 songs measure up to the standards that the band and its fans have come to expect, culminating in a final product full of melodic, sing-along-worthy lyrics and front-porch-foot-stomping rhythm.
From the title-track to the closer, Rat Farm’s sound is carefully crafted and accomplished, sure to please their fans and grab the ear of one or two new ones along the way. With the addition of singer/guitarist Curt Kirkwood’s son on guitar and Shandon Sahm on drums, Rat Farm promises to bring more family into the fold when the band tours in support of the album.
In A Word: Meaty