REVIEWS & HONORS: Huffington Post Top 30 Chicago Albums of 2011 #26 The Deli Chicago's Emerging Artist of 2011 CMJ Top 200 College Radio Airplay #107 (2wks) 'Like Tom Waits fronting a garage band' - Time Out Chicago 'After several spins, it's clear that the band is appropriately named. Bits of heavy metal, blues, rag time and grunge mark this album, which was released in mid-December. Like a good mutt, Mutts exhibits the best characteristics of these genres and seem to revel in their eclectic influences...' - The DaDaDa 'Ragged and raw is a great way to start to describe Mutts' warm and atonal form of badass bluesy rock and roll with rollicking dirty piano rolls, fat stand-up bass, fuzzy-filthy guitars, and heavy, jubilant drums. Maybe rich, grimy, or explosive would work too, but with so many angles-so many stories, so many tones and sounds-ragged, raw, explosive, all these words are just a taste, a first-bite, a start to describing something so human.' - Hiawatha Review CREDITS * Dan Smart - Recording & Mixing Engineer; Vocals on 10, Backing vocals on 9, 11; Accordion on 8; Bowl of change on 3, Percussion on 4, 6, 8, 9 * Bob Buckstaff - Electric Bass; Upright bass on 3, 4, 7, 9; Backing vocals on 2, 9, 11; Guitar on 5; Percussion on 4, 8 * Chris Faller - Drums; Backing vocals on 2, 9; Organ on 5; Percussion on 6, 8 * Joe Mullen - Snare on 10; Backing vocals on 9 * Lucy - barks/yelps on 6, 8 * Mike Maimone - Vocals; Pianos; Organs; Keyboard bass on 5; Mellotron on 7; Clavinet on 9; Drum loops on 9; Percussion on 3, 4, 5, 8 * Lisa Victoria Geisler - Photography for cover and insert poster. For the story of the photos visit: yarnchic40.wordpress.com/2011/08/15/photography-Missouri-river-flooding - Produced by Mutts & Dan Smart - Recorded and Mixed by Dan Smart at Echo/Normal - Mastered by Jason Ward at Chicago Mastering * All music by Mutts * All lyrics by Mike Maimone (ASCAP) * (c) 2011 Mutts Music, LLC.