Culture Clash, the upcoming genre-defying full-length album by The Aristocrats, can be purchased as part of a deluxe package that contains a bonus DVD called, Accept The Mystery: The Making Of The Aristocrats' Culture Clash, a 33-minute DVD documentary shot while The Aristocrats were tracking the album in Nashville, TN. Containing both studio footage and exclusive interviews with each member of the band, Accept The Mystery: The Making Of The Aristocrats' Culture Clash is a special behind-the-scenes look at The Aristocrats that fans have never seen before.
Take a sneak peek at the DVD now at this location before pre-ordering Culture Clash on June 24th!
“There's something that happens when the three of us get together in a room. It happened in the first rehearsal, it happened in the first gig, and it definitely happens in the studio,” comments bassist Bryan Beller. “That's why, even though we live thousands of miles and an ocean apart, we always make records in the same room as opposed to remote file-swapping. This time, on the second record, we were fuelled by 18 months on the road together as opposed to just one hot gig, and I think fans will really see the difference in the studio and interview footage alike on the bonus DVD.”
Culture Clash honors The Aristocrats’ panoramic potpourri of influences, while showing up as a more aggressive, intensely-written album that picks up where the band’s first effort left off – all while retaining a quirky Zappa-influenced refusal to take themselves too seriously. That’s evidenced by the album’s title alone, which derives its name from a sly reference to the Coen Brothers’ film A Serious Man, and doubles as an allusion to the band’s multi-national makeup (Govan is British; Beller is American; Minnemann is German).
Culture Clash proves to be a more adventurous piece of work for the trio, with everything from techno-fusion (“Dance Of The Aristocrats”), to nitro-powered rockabilly (the Ren-and-Stimpy-influenced “Louisville Stomp”), to Mr. Bungle-infused metal (“Living The Dream”), to the rhythmically serpentine rock/fusion-esque title track. The band feels that being joined at the hip for the past two years helped them become a stronger unit, which set them on a more unconventional course.
The Aristocrats will be heading out on tour in July and August for their longest American run to date. The venue tour kicks off in Nashville, TN on July 17th and includes select clinics at schools like the Atlanta Institute of Music, Berklee College of Music, and more.
The Aristocrats “Culture Clash” U.S. Tour Dates:
7/17 Nashville TN @ Douglas Corner
7/19 Tampa FL @ Brass Mug
7/20 Orlando FL @ West End Trading Company
7/21 Jacksonville FL @ 1904 Music Hall
7/23 Atlanta GA @ Atlanta Institute of Music (clinic/show)
7/24 Atlanta GA @Masquerade (Purgatory Room)
7/25 Charlotte NC @ Tremont Music Hall (Casbah)
7/26 Raleigh NC @ Pour House Music Hall
7/27 Washington DC @ Jammin Java
7/29 Boston MA @ Berklee College of Music (clinic)
7/30 Boston MA @ Berklee Performance Center (concert)
7/31 Wilkes-Barre PA @ River St. Jazz Cafe
8/1 New York City NY @ Highline Ballroom
8/2 Philadelphia PA @ North Star Bar
8/3 Dunellen NJ @ New Jersey Proghouse
8/6 Pittsburgh PA @ Hard Rock Cafe
8/7 Cleveland OH @ Beachland Tavern
8/8 Columbus OH @ Rumba Café
8/9 Cincinnati OH @ Southgate House Revival
8/10 Charleston WV @ Empty Glass
8/12 Detroit MI @ Token Lounge
8/13 Indianapolis IN @ Birdy's
8/14 Chicago IL @ Reggie's
8/15 Madison WI @ Brink Lounge
8/16 St. Paul MN @ TBA
8/17 Omaha NE @ Shamrock's
8/19 St. Louis MO @ 2720 Cherokee
8/20 Kansas City MO @ The Record Bar
8/21 Tulsa OK @ The Vanguard
8/23 Denton TX @ Dan's Silverleaf
8/24 Houston TX @ Rudyard's Pub
8/25 Austin TX @ Saxon Pub