The Mutineers present Couldn't Get over You as lead track off Threshold EP
Ahead of releasing their new five-track Threshold EP and launching a busy 2018 national tour schedule, The Mutineers present the first single from this EP: Couldn't Get over You, a pleasantly wistful offering guided by a longing feeling and lulling melodic line.
A bit earlier, they unveiled the new video for Drug for That, filmed and directed by California-based photographer and visual artist Clovis IV. The track, previously released on Live at B-Side, will be offered as a bonus track on a special Bandcamp edition of the EP.
Based in Portland, Oregon, The Mutineers are a rock n roll husband-wife duo with country leanings and punk rock tendencies. With Brian Mathusek on guitar and Merry Young on drums, the couple share vocal duties. Sounding like a cross between Johnny and June with John Doe and Exene, and a bit of Nick Cave and PJ Harvey, their sound aesthetic is influenced by such artists as Bruce Springsteen, X, Nick Cave, Loretta Lynn, and Elvis Presley.
Co-produced alongside Raymond Richards (The Parson Red Heads) at B-Side Recording Studio in Portland, this is the band’s third EP and fifth significant release. Originally founded by Brian Mathusek and Michael Astudillo in 2007 and joined by Merry Young soon afterwards, The Mutineers debuted with their Tidal Wave EP in 2008, followed by the Nihilisteria EP (2009) and From the Dirge to the Dance LP (2011). The new fully-arranged recordings diverge from the duo’s previous release Live at B-Side (2016), which was recorded without any overdubs.
With this latest effort, The Mutineers have begun a new chapter, collaborating more closely in their songwriting process. Their latest songs feature characters who are flawed, stubborn and struggling with their demons. They wander confused, obsessed, addicted and envious, through the microcosms of Threshold in search of happiness, understanding and love.
As of September 14, Threshold will be available digitally on all major platforms and as a limited edition hand-printed, numbered and signed CD, available directly from the band at live shows or through their website. Comprised of five tracks, the special Bandcamp edition also features Drug for That as a bonus track. In support of this new release, The Mutineers will be heading out on their extensive U.S. tour, which kicks off on September 13.