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Tyson Meade (Chainsaw Kittens) preps new LP, shares “He’s the Candy,” touring

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Former Chainsaw Kittens and Defenestration frontman Tyson Meade will release new solo album, Robbing the Nuclear Family, on November 10. It’s his first since 2014’s Tomorrow in Progress. Says Tyson:

My art is dedicated to those other fringe dwellers and friends of fringe dwellers, those who want something beyond reality TV, casino gambling, car payments, 401k, church on Sunday, family portraits on the mantle. We will build new kinds of families. The nuclear family is dead. Long live the dead nuclear family.

I willingly and lovingly now put my life on parade, every crack and blemish proudly metaphorically displayed. I have freed myself from the bondage of judgement of the nuclear family. And me and mine will rage like a fire through the world of bigotry, ignorance, lies, oppression, piety for the sake of piety, unholy holiness.

The first single, “He’s the Candy,” and its video (directed by Matthew Boyle & Damon Andrew Embry) takes the ’50s Nuclear Family ideal head on with a blast of mutant punk and twisted humor that feels inspired by Lynch and Waters. You can watch the video below.

Tyson will be on tour in November and will stop in Brooklyn to play Hank’s Saloon on 11/25 with The Britemores and Les Sans Culottes — $10 at the door. All dates are listed below.

In sad, related news, Chainsaw Kittens drummer Eric Harmon died on October 4 at age 48 after a battle with cancer. (Eric had to bow out of a Chainsaw Kittens’ reunion show in September due to health issues.) Rest in peace, Eric.

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Tyson Meade – Robbing the Nuclear Family tracklist
1. P.S Nuclear Forest Dance Boogie
2. He’s The Candy
3. Tentatively Ahmed
4. Confused 22
5. Tiniest Of Guys (Troy’s Theme)
6. Grandsons Of The Empire
7. Afternoon After Practice
8. Daphne Come Out
9. Motorcycle Boy #3
10. Candy Canes And Moonbeams

Tyson Meade – 2017 Tour Dates
11/9 Ferndale, MI – Found Sound
11/11 Detroit, MI – PJs Lager House
11/12 Toledo, OH – Culture Clash Records
11/15 Owensboro, KY – The Spot
11/16 Louisville, KY – TBA
11/17 Indianapolis, IN – TBA
11/18 Cincinnati, OH – The Comet
11/19 Columbus, OH – TBA
11/24 Pittsburgh, PA – TBA*
11/25 New York, NY – Hank’s Saloon*

* w/ The Britemores

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