Cut Worms Announces Self-Titled Album & Extensive North American Tour

Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Max Clarke, known by his musical project Cut Worms, has announced his highly anticipated self-titled album and an extensive North American tour. The album, set to release on July 21st, 2023, via Jagjaguwar, features the newly shared single “Ballad of the Texas King”.

Following the success of his expansive double-LP Nobody Lives Here Anymore, recorded in Memphis in 2020, Cut Worms‘ upcoming album is seen as a response to that release. Clarke challenged himself during the songwriting process, aiming to distill each track to its core essence by eliminating unnecessary elements and focusing on what truly makes a song resonate.

Leading the album’s release is the haunting and captivating lead single, “Ballad of the Texas King.” The song, described as a murder ballad, offers a glimpse into Clarke’s musical narrative, as promise and innocence are abruptly snuffed out. Accompanying the single is a visually stunning and thought-provoking music video directed by Clay Tatum, adding an extra layer of depth to the track.

Watch Cut Worms’ “Ballad of the Texas King” music video below

In a departure from his previous work, Clarke opted for a more intimate and homegrown approach to recording the album. Collaborating with a talented cast of friends and musicians, he utilized various recording methods across different locations, resulting in a rich and textured sonic experience. Clarke’s growth as an artist and producer is evident, as he took on the roles of mixer and producer for the first time, inspired by the positive reception of his self-recorded single, “Dream Most Wild.”

Cut Worms Tracklist

  1. Don’t Fade Out
  2. Take it and Smile
  3. Ballad of the Texas King
  4. I’ll Never Make It
  5. Is it Magic?
  6. Let’s Go Out On The Town
  7. Living Inside
  8. Use Your Love! (Right Now)
  9. Too Bad

To celebrate the album’s release, Cut Worms will be hosting a special residency at Brooklyn’s iconic Union Pool throughout July. This intimate setting will provide fans with an up-close and personal experience of the new material before the artist embarks on a lengthy North American tour this fall.

Cut Worms 2023 North American Tour Dates

Fri. July 7 – Brooklyn, NY @ Union Pool
Fri. July 14 – Brooklyn, NY @ Union Pool
Fri. July 21 – Brooklyn, NY @ Union Pool
Tue. Sept. 5 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Wonder Bar
Wed. Sept. 6 – Washington, DC @ Songbyrd Music House
Fri. Sept. 8 – Raleigh, NC @ Hopscotch Music Festival
Sat. Sept. 9 – Nashville, TN @ Blue Room at Third Man Records
Mon. Sept. 11 – Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre
Tue. Sept. 12 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
Wed. Sept. 13 – New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa
Fri. Sept. 15 – Dallas, TX @ Dada
Sat. Sept. 16 – Austin, TX @ The Ballroom
Mon. Sept. 18 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
Tue. Sept. 19 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah
Thu. Sept. 21 – Costa Mesa, CA @ The Wayfarer
Fri. Sept. 22 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
Mon. Sept. 25 – Seattle, WA @ Madame Lou’s at The Crocodile
Tue. Sept. 26 – Vancouver, BC @ Fox Cabaret
Wed. Sept. 27 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
Fri. Sept. 29 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
Sat. Sept. 30 – Denver, CO @ Globe Hall
Mon. Oct. 2 – Kansas City, MO @ recordBar
Tue. Oct. 3 – Saint Paul, MN @ Turf Club
Wed. Oct. 4 – Chicago, IL @ Old Town School of Folk Music
Fri. Oct. 6 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom & Tavern
Sun. Oct. 8 – Ann Arbor, MI @ Blind Pig
Mon. Oct. 9 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern

For more information on Cut Worms, to get tickets to his upcoming tour, or pre-order your copy of his self-titled debut album, visit his website here.

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