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Cut Worms signs to Jagjaguwar, preps new EP, touring w/ Lemon Twigs and Nick Lowe

Max Clarke makes music that’s a bit out of time, somewhere between The Everly Brothers and Harry Nilsson. Having moved Cut Worms from Chicago to Brooklyn, Clarke quickly made a name for himself thanks to some great songs and a quirky solo live show that included canned laughter and applause, and he quickly became an opener of choice this year (Wolf Parade, Luna, Steve Gunn). [BV’s 15 Best New(ish) Rock Bands of 2016]

Cut Worms, aka talented NYC-based singer-songwriter Max Clarke, has signed with Jagjaguwar who will release his debut album — partially produced by Foxygen’s Jonathan Rado — in 2018. His first release for the label, though, will be Alien Sunset, a six-song EP which collects Cut Worms’ 2016 single and a few of his “Soft Boiled” demos. We’ve got the a new video for the EP’s lovely, wistful “Like Going Down Sideways,” made from Super 8 footage which compliments the nostalgic vibe. Watch that below.

Cut Worms has gotten a lot of choice opening slots in the last year or so, and he and his band (which lately has included Jarvis Taveniere and John Andrews of Woods) will soon be on the road with a couple acts he’s played with before: The Lemon Twigs and Nick Lowe. There are no NYC shows on either of those stints, though he and The Lemon Twigs will play Asbury Park, NJ’s Stone Pony on September 29 (tickets).

Cut Worms will play a record release show at Brooklyn’s Baby’s All Right on November 2. Tickets for that show will be available soon. All tour dates are listed, along with cover art and tracklist for Like Going Down Sideways, below.

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Cut Worms – Alien Sunset tracklist
1. Don’t Want To Say Good-Bye
2. Alien Sunset
3. Like Going Down Sideways
4. A Curious Man
5. Widow’s Window
6. Song of the Highest Tower

Cut Worms – 2017 Tour Dates
Sep 22 Lee’s Palace w/ The Lemon Twigs – Toronto, Canada
Sep 23 Lee’s Palace w/ The Lemon Twigs – Toronto, Canada
Sep 28 The Sinclair w/ The Lemon Twigs – Cambridge, MA
Sep 29 Stone Pony w/ The Lemon Twigs – Asbury Park, NJ
Sep 30 Black Cat w/ The Lemon Twigs – Washington, DC
Oct 20 Teragram Ballroom w/ The Lemon Twigs – Los Angeles, CA
Oct 21 Teragram Ballroom w/ The Lemon Twigs – Los Angeles, CA
Oct 22 City Winery w/ Nick Lowe – Nashville, TN
Oct 24 Delmar Hall w/ Nick Lowe – Saint Louis, MO
Oct 25 Knuckleheads w/ Nick Lowe – Kansas City, MO
Oct 27 Turf Club w/ Nick Lowe – St Paul, MN
Oct 28 Turf Club w/ Nick Lowe – St Paul, MN
Oct 29 Turner Hall Ballroom w/ Nick Lowe – Milwaukee, WI
Oct 31 Lincoln Hall w/ Nick Lowe – Chicago, IL
nov 02 Baby’s All Right Brooklyn

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