We know that we mainly cover electronic music on this platform, but we have to support our one of our favorite rock bands from our home area. This morning we were treated to a sweet surprise in our Spotify recs from a blast from the past, Puddle of Mudd. The band finally dropped a brand new album, Welcome to Galvania, after a ten-year new music hiatus. Originally formed back in 1991, Mudd’s first official release wasn’t until 1994 with their Stuck EP, produced by the band themselves. They didn’t receive any significant notoriety until the release of Come Clean in 2001, where the album sold over 5 million copies. After 2009 Puddle Of Mudd continued to tour but haven’t released any new music…until now.
Can we just say that this is a beautiful time for rock and metal music? Let’s look at this, within two months we have new albums from Tool, Puddle Of Mudd, Slipknot, and Korn! Puddle of Mudd frontman Wes Scantlin provides a wide range of performances throughout the album, sticking to the classic Puddle of Mudd sound we know and love to a slightly hopeful and introspective alt-rock we haven’t seen much before now. We knew after hearing the first single “Uh-Oh” that we were going to love this album and it may join the few other albums that we can listen to completely without skipping. Welcome to Galvania was a pleasant surprise overall, and we can’t wait to catch Puddle Of Mudd on tour one more time.
Make sure you check out “Welcome to Galvania” on Spotify!
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