Meat Puppets premiere the first video off their recently released13th LP,

By on April 29, 2011
Legendary rock trio Meat Puppets premiere the first video off their recently released13th LP, Lollipop.
Watch heads explode, rattle, and spin in the trippy Pitchfork-premiered video for “Orange.”
Lollipop is OUT NOW on Megaforce Records.
Check out album art and download the first track off the new LP, “Damn Thing.”
Produced by band leader Curt Kirwood, and recorded at Spoon’s HiFi Studio in Austin
Lollipop features the indelible Kirkwood brothers back at work and back at play
on 12 powerful new original cuts.
The Meat Puppets kick off tour dates with Slightly Stoopid
 before heading to this years’ All Tomorrow’s Parties festival curated by Animal Collective
  where they will be performing Up On The Sun.
More Meat Puppets media and full tour dates below!
Photo by Jaime Butler
Meat Puppets Tour Dates
Apr 27 – Busters – Lexington, KY *
Apr 28 – The Valarium – Knoxville, TN
Apr 30 – Starship Records – Tulsa, OK
Apr 30 – Cain’s Ballroom – Tulsa, OK
May 1 – Liberty Hall – Lawrence, KS *
May 3 – Simon Estes Amphitheater – Des Moines, IA *
May 5 – The Venue – Fargo, ND *
May 6 – First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN *
May 7 – The Pageant – St. Louis, MO *
June 8 – The Blue Light – Lubbock, TX
June 9 – Santa Fe Brewing Co. – Santa Fe, NM
June 10 – Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
June 11 – The Clubhouse – Phoenix, AZ
June 14 – Casbah – San Diego, CA
June 15 – Detroit Bar – Costa Mesa, CA
June 16 – Echo – Los Angeles, CA
June 17 – Independent – San Francisco, CA
June 18 – Humboldt Brews – Arcata, CA
June 20 – Wild Buffalo – Bellingham, WA
June 21 – Crocodile – Seattle, WA
June 22 – Doug Fir – Portland, OR
June 23 – Neurolux – Boise, ID
June 25 – Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT
June 26 – Abbey Theater – Durango, CO
June 29 – Bluebird – Denver, CO
June 30 – Record Bar – Kansas City, MO
July 1 – The Waiting Room – Omaha, NE
July 9 – Summerfest – Milwaukee, WI
Aug 20 – Crispy Music Fest @ White’s Bar – Saginaw, MI
w/ Slightly Stoopid *
Rolling Stone heralds the bands’ return –
“Against all odds, The Meat Puppets are rocking again.”
Curt looks back at the Meat Puppets’ history, explains where they are today
ABC Amplified featured the band’s journey to hell and back here and here.
Press Praise for Lollipop
Lollipop, is every bit as unique, diverse and melodically enchanted as their early stuff.  With their vocal fans ranging from Howard Stern to Animal Collective, Meat Puppets are firing again.

Rolling Stone
The Meat Puppets’ 13th album Lollilop continues the long-running psychedelic band’s hot streak since returning from a hiatus…”Damn Thing,” one of the new record’s highlights, is a fine showcase for the trio’s signature blend of crunchy guitars and laid back vocal harmonies.
Rebel Rod
Lollipop is Meat Puppets at their most talented. The distinct vocalizations, and rhythmic triads all bind together to aid Meat Puppets in retaining their own identity. There was not a single instance where I found myself making comparisons to anyone else. It is all Meat Puppets throughout.
“Town” is as achingly sad and good as this sort of thing gets. And for a band that once blasted its hooks to bits, the Puppets have embraced the stick-in-your-head tunefulness that always lurked under the skronk and blare.
Lollipop proves the trio is as relevant as ever.
 “Damn Thing” is a sunny and subtly psychedelic number that’s a streamlined step apart from historical precedent, though it’s distinctly thick with that zesty genuine Kirkwood brother harmony and twang.
Consequence of Sound
Look up “successful reunion” in the dictionary and you won’t find anything because it’s two words, stupid. But if it were in the dictionary, you’d see a picture of Meat Puppets right next to the definition.
Boston Globe
Such friction produces sparks, and those sparks illuminate a wonderfully weirded-out perspective that positions Meat Puppets as masters of surreality.
All Music Guide
The melodies are limber, and if they lean more to the pop end of the spectrum than usual, they suit Curt Kirkwood’s guitar work very well indeed, while the goofball surrealism of the lyrics is a hoot, alternating tall tales with weed-fueled philosophizing.
Lollipop is their 13th studio album, and one of their best.  It’s less frenetic than the 80s albums that established their reputation, radiating an amiable aura of semi-stoned country rock, but it’s mighty pretty.
Agit Reader
The bulk of Lollipop emphasizes the country portion of the band’s distinctive psychedelic sound…when it comes to aging gracefully, the Meat Puppets sound like they know what they’re doing.
The Meat Puppets’ buoyant, upbeat 13th album, Lollipop, is an excellent addition to their long and tumultuous career.
Death & Taxes
The Meat Puppetsseem hell-bent on disproving F. Scott Fitzgerald’s statement that “there are no second acts in American lives”…they still kinda rock for guys who started their band 31 years ago.

The important thing is Curt Kirkwood can still write songs that evoke all sorts of sunset-in-the-desert images; the only difference is his optimism — a welcome development.
The vocal work on Lollipop is surprisingly clean and crisp, all the huskiness and rough edges scrubbed away. Curt sounds downright crooner-like at times on “Incomplete,” using his voice as a warm blanket rather than a wedge to make the music seem even more diffuse.
Their thirteenth studio album, Lollipop, recreates the psychedelic sounds of their earliest work, better than many of their other later releases.
Lead single “Damn Thing” reverberates with echoes of the Velvet Underground and “Murmur”-era R.E.M.
The album is far more laid back than the Meat Puppets earlier days, only hinting at punk roots in guitar solos.  While most songs lean closer to country, each is well-crafted and worth a listen.
Austin Town Hall
Admittedly, this new single is great, but it’s not one of those songs that is really going to blow your hair back; it’s just a steady song that eases its way into your life by way of simple melodies and warm vocals. 



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