On May 20th, Mudcrutch, Tom Petty’s pre-Heartbreakers band, will release their new album, 2. In anticipation, the LP is streaming in its entirety below courtesy of NPR.com.
Due out through Reprise, 2 is the long-awaited sophomore album from Mudcrutch following 2008’s self-titled record. It features seven Petty-penned tracks and four written by each of the band’s other members (Mike Campbell, Tom Leadon, Randall Marsh, and Benmont Tench).
In an interview with Sirius XM radio, Petty described 2, saying, “This one’s more of a proper record but it’s a lot of fun, too.” He also talked about the prolific recording sessions and the potential for a yet another Mudcrutch album:
“I didn’t have a lot of songs but as the album went on I came up with more songs. So we recorded 19 or 20 and pretty much finished them. And then at the end of the day we picked the 11 that made the nicest album. So we really did a lot more than one album’s worth of stuff but I’m sure that still will appear down the road.”
The new album was preceded by early singles “Trailer” and “Beautiful World”.
Pre-order the album here.
Mudcrutch 2 Tracklist:
02. Dreams of Flying
03. Beautiful Blue
04. Beautiful World
05. I Forgive It All
06. The Other Side of the Mountain
08. Welcome to Hell
09. Save Your Water
10. Victim of Circumstance
11. Hungry No More