Can You Handle The Tremolo Beer Gut?

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Danish instrumental group The Tremolo Beer Gut have resurfaced with their first new studio album in over 13 years. You Can’t Handle… is due out on June 18th via MuSick Recordings & No-Count Records in the USA and Crunchy Frog Records throughout the rest of the globe. The album features a slew of notable guests including members of The Ravonettes, Psyched Up Janis, The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Heavy Trash, Pussy Galore, Boss Hog, The Sonics, The Boss MartiansThe Huntington Cads and The Courettes.

The album contains 16 tracks of instro-mental surf, twang, and rock ‘n’ roll bang that are crammed full of luscious, reverb-drenched hooks, furious fuzz and surfin’ snare are more than enough to please even the most discerning of Dick DaleDavie Allan and Duane Eddy fans. The music draws inspiration from garage rock, the surfy side of the Pixies, indie rock, spaghetti westerns and evokes film composers such as John BarryHenry ManciniLalo Schifrin and Ennio Morricone as well as the music and sounds of Phil SpectorBrian Wilson, and Joe Meek.  

The album was recorded in August 2020 during a heatwave in Malmo’s famous Tambourine Studios, it was tracked on 2-inch tape through a fine old Neve console. The process was quite different from their previous recordings. The band entered the studio without having rehearsed the songs due to Covid-19. For each song, the band sat at a table, the originator of the particular song played his demo, and explained the chords and melody. Then they went into the live room of the studio, rehearsed, arranged it, then hit record and recorded it live. Some were nailed in two takes; some slaved over it doing ten takes in the sweltering heat. The album’s special guests sent their contributions to the band from different parts of the world and in November the album was mixed over three long days with little sleep.

You Can’t Handle… will be released on June 18th and is now available for pre-order on CD, digital, black vinyl and limited run gold vinyl via Bandcamp