Cut Worms announces debut LP Hollow Ground for 5/4 release

by Woody on March 7, 2018

Photo Credit – Joyce Lee

Cut Worms has announced his debut LP via the fine folks at Jagjaguwar before heading down to Austin for SXSW. He’ll have a few sets. The lead track below, Don’t Want To Say Goodbye, conjures up The Beatles in mind. It is a really well-done pop song when pop songs weren’t shit.

Midwestern-bred, NY-based Max Clarke, aka Cut Worms, was born with a knack for conjuring fine images and warm sounds with a curious underbelly. His songs crackle with the heat of a love-struck nostalgia: golden threads of storytelling woven together with a palpable Everly Brothers’ influence and 50s/60s naiveté. Sometimes, on Hollow Ground, Clarke presents impossibly lustful characters, sometimes brooding, while in other parts they fumble along, hopeful and painfully self-aware. His songwriting both evokes and explores the raw realm of youth, but channels it through the lens of someone more restrained, who’s been through it all before. Hollow Ground was written in NY and Chicago, and recorded in NY, and also LA w/ Jonathan Rado. Clarke plays most of the instruments throughout, including guitars, bass, lap steel & keys.

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