Amidst many months of hype following their signing to Suicidal Records, French guitar and drums rock duo, THE INSPECTOR CLUZO, has confirmed the Winter street date for their acclaimed Gasconha Rocks album to hit the streets of North America, and will shortly begin touring the continent in support of the release.
Gascony-based THE INSPECTOR CLUZO‘s fourth full-length studio release, Gasconha Rocks, features ten tracks, all recorded live with no edits in full analog by the band on their 1979 Sony MCI mixing desk at their farm in Mont de Marsan, Gascony and Studio Mountown, and mastered by Mathieu Bameulle & JP Chalbos at La Source. In addition, contributions were made by several of the band’s cohorts, including Hammond Organ by Stephane Kraemer, trumpet by Benoit Molina, tenor sax by Christophe Cambou and baritone sax by Laurentx Etxemendi, and the comic book layout of the packaging drawn by Chris Lin, with photos by Anna Godin and additional artwork and laout by Arnaud Lacoste. Gasconha Rocks will turn fans of everything from the MC5, Grand Funk Railroad, James Brown and more into instant devotees of THE INSPECTOR CLUZO‘s modernized and energetic delivery.
Suicidal Records will release the infectious intensity of Gasconha Rocks in the US on CD and all digital platforms on February 24th, as the band returns to North America, confirmed to perform at SXSW, with widespread national tour actions around the festivities coming together for announcement in January.
THE INSPECTOR CLUZO deploys a dynamic style of soulful rock infusing classic rock and funk elements into their own “fuck the bass player” blend of energetic rock and roll, the band fully comprised of guitarist/vocalist Malcom Lacrouts and drummer/backing vocalist Phil Jourdain. Boasting a fully DIY attitude and system in every aspect, they’ve handled their own production, management, booking, label and promotion since inception, yet have indisputably become one one of France’s most hard-touring bands. They also run their own Gascony-based organic farm, Lou Casse, out of which they will soon be releasing their own brand of foie gras and patés, with a full documentary on their farming venture entitled Rockfarmers nearing completion for release in early 2015.
Amidst critical acclaim from the European media upon the initial release of the album on that continent in September 2013, as THE INSPECTOR CLUZO began an extensive run of international touring, they caught the ear of Mike Muir of Suicidal Tendencies, Infectious Grooves and more, who picked the band up for a US deal through their own Suicidal Records, after which the band was brought to North America in tour support of Suicidal Tendencies, Trash Talk, Terror and more. Since, THE INSPECTOR CLUZO has toured harder than ever, embarking on their Gasconha Rocks World Summer and Fall Tours which saw them invade Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, South Africa, Hungary, Czech Republic, Austria, Spain, France, Holland, Belgium, India and more via a multi-tour attack over the latter half of this year, being featured on major online, print and television media outlets through the whole trek.
If you missed it, check out the English version of the band’s The 2 Mousquetaires: A fight for Independance 63mn documentary HERE, and catch up with the massive amount of live footage from their 2014 tour ventures, media interviews, farming documentation and more at THE INSPECTOR CLUZO‘s YouTube depot HERE.