New Noise Magazine is currently streaming Burn The Ships, the latest full-length from Florida-based stoner/retro rock unit THE ELECTRIC MUD, in its entirety. The premiere comes on the eve of the record’s official release via Small Stone Records.
THE ELECTRIC MUD calls upon a punishing rhythm section and dizzying twin guitars alongside gritty, soulful vocals to remind audiences that rock and roll is a timeless, cosmic giant that never truly dies.
Stream Burn The Ships, exclusively at New Noise Magazine, at THIS LOCATION.
View the band’s previously released videos for “A Greater Evil” and “The First Murder On Mars” at THIS LOCATION.
Following an independent unveiling by the band last year, Burn The Ships will see official release on CD and digital formats as well as limited edition vinyl via Kozmik Artifactz on September 25th. For preorders, visit the Small Stone Bandcamp page at THIS LOCATION. Fans of The Sword, Radio Moscow, Clutch, Captain Beyond, The Allman Brothers, and the like, pay heed.
In conjunction with the release, THE ELECTRIC MUD will host a special live stream performance of Burn The Ships this Friday, September 25th. Sponsored by Hothouse Productions, the stream will commence at 8:30pm EST via the band’s Facebook page at THIS LOCATION. There is no charge to view the stream, though the band will have links to Venmo and PayPal posted as well as links to purchase the album on CD or vinyl. Visit the event page HERE.
Crawling from the humid, mangrove-choked banks of the Caloosahatche River, THE ELECTRIC MUD drifted from late night jam sessions, backyard keggers, and a revolving cast of members until one night, in the taproom of a closed up brewery, Peter Kolter, Pierson Whicker, Tommy Scott, and Constantine Grim found themselves in an old fashioned Morricone-style standoff. Each had reputations around their Florida town as serious musicians and hard workers, and after throwing lightning bolts around the room for a few hours it became clear that they had found not just a band, but a sound. Alongside their love for the Allman Brothers and Lynyrd Skynyrd and their shared Florida roots, came also a deep appreciation for the proto metal of Black Sabbath and the prog metal of Mastodon, and the band aimed to slow cook it and serve it to the masses. After countless hours of grueling rehearsals and gigging in the dives and biker bars of their hometown, THE ELECTRIC MUD released its debut album, Bull Gator, in 2018, and hit the road.
With hard work came opportunity that found the band opening not just for Southern rock legends such as Molly Hatchet, Blackfoot, The Devon Allman Band, Brother Hawk, and others but also winning a tri-state battle of the bands competition that drew the eye of Matt Washburn owner/operator of Ledbelly Sound Studio (Mastodon, Elder, Royal Thunder) in north Georgia. Washburn and the band hit it off immediately, and the band decamped to The Peach State in 2019 to write and record its follow up album, falling in along the way with the legendary Small Stone Records.
“THE ELECTRIC MUD just might be the most perfect band name. These guys really do sound like muddy swamp monsters come to life, full of humid, muggy attitude and steamy swagger.” — Angry Metal Guy
“THE ELECTRIC MUD rock and they rock hard…” — Games, Brrraaains & A Head-Banging Life
“Songs range from rocking brawlers to heartfelt blues with awesome proficiency.” — Ever Metal
“…a delightful mix of classic hard rock, US southern blues and some touches of vintage stoner rock and even doom metal here and there.” — Metal Rules
“…high voltage swamp metal… an incredible album that will reach across to a wide array of heavy music fans. Highly recommended.” – Flying Fiddlesticks
“Repeated listens to Burn The Ships reveal that it is one of those rare, rare beasts – an album with no apparent flaws in its construction whatsoever; high quality throughout, it’s a record you’ll find yourself returning to over and over again – great stuff!” – Sentinel Daily