Birthed In Texas Baptized On The Brazos, Gov’t Mule’s ‘By A Thread’ Delivers


gov't mule, by a threadBirthed deep in the heart of the Texas hill country, baptized in the Brazos, and fed on a steady diet of deeply American rock and roll, Gov’t Mule’s first album in three years has grown up to be “big and fat and nasty” (AMG).

It’s called ‘By A Thread’ and it’s out this week.

You can stream the full album in its entirety this week on AOL Spinner here:

Already hailed by the Washington Post as “the heaviest, and most aggressive… in years”
‘By a Thread’ is a thumping, blues-fueled rock album, with sharp songwriting and some of Mule’s tastiest and freshest playing yet on record.

Rolling Stone’s David Fricke says: “The songs are ready” — describing Warren Haynes’ guitar sound as evoking “Cream with lava and Hendrix wah-wah.” Read more here:

After the opening bass guitar salvos of “Broke Down on the Brazos” the listener is hit with a twin guitar attack: Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top) on one side and Warren Haynes on the other.

Haynes, drummer Matt Abts and guitarist/keyboardist Danny Louis keep their foot on the gas for many of ‘Thread’s’ 11 tracks, though songs like the high-lonesome “Railroad Boy” and the earthy soul/island skank of “Frozen Fear” show off versatility and a newfound breadth. The songs are ready indeed.

Listen to “‘Brazos” and more from ‘By a Thread’ HERE:

Always dynamic and unmatched live – you can catch Gov’t Mule on the following North American and European tour dates. The band will conclude the year with its annual New Year’s Eve Celebration at New York City’s famed Beacon Theatre on December 30th and 31st.

Oct 23 2009 Murat Theatre/Egyptian Room Indianapolis, Indiana
Oct 24 2009 Riviera Theatre Chicago, Illinois
Oct 25 2009 Royal Oak Theatre Royal Oak, Michigan
Oct 27 2009 Queen Elizabeth Theatre Toronto, Ontario
Oct 28 2009 Le National Montreal, Quebec
Oct 29 2009 The State Theatre Ithaca, New York
Oct 30 2009 Casino Ballroom Hampton Beach, New Hampshire
Oct 31 2009 The Tower Theatre Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Nov 05 2009 Pumpeshuset Copenhagen, Denmark
Nov 06 2009 Rollingstone Weekender Lubeck, Germany
Nov 07 2009 Hof Ter Lo Antwerp, Belgium
Nov 08 2009 Live Music Hall Koln, Germany
Nov 10 2009 WUK Wein, Austria
Nov 11 2009 Theatrefibark Munich, Germany
Nov 12 2009 Alcatraz Milan, Italy
Nov 15 2009 Sala Apolo Barcelona, Spain
Nov 16 2009 Sala Heineken Madrid, Spain
Nov 18 2009 Melkweg Amsterdam, Netherlands
Nov 19 2009 De Lantaarn Hellendoorn
Nov 21 2009 The Forum London, UK
Dec 30 2009 The Beacon Theatre New York, New York
Dec 31 2009 The Beacon Theatre New York, New York