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    Posted: November 26 2006 at 13:06
This is the latest from Dreadnaught's website -

UPDATED 11.23.06

//New Album Details
HIGH HEAT & CHIN MUSIC will be released in January 2007 by Big Balloon Music and Red Fez Records. The final tracklisting is as follows:

1 Three Things 2.34*
2 Popeye 2.24
3 R. Daneel Olivaw 3.07
4 Royal Jelly 5.27
5 Rats And Me 4.35
6 (She Got The) Bony Cleave 2.22*
7 Gulf of Tonkin 1.06
8 The Boston Crab 2.22
9 Tiny Machines 4.27
10 Bunnaschidt 4.51
11 Kazak, The Hound Of Space 0.54
12 One Trick Pony 1.51
13 Nag Champ-a-laya 6.57+
14 Derby Days 8.30

* new studio track
+ live track
1 Ballbuster 4.29
2 Fickle 3.08*
3 The Drill 1.18
4 Danny 4.24
5 The Jesterís Theme 6.47
6 James Thresher Industries 0.56+
7 Welding 4.54
8 Stinkytown 4.29*
9 Clownhead 5.26
10 Elba 4.40
11 The Elevator Chaser 5.40*
12 Deneb 2.42
13 Clean Your Act Up (Son) 4.29
14 Women Are Kryptonite 3.01+

* new studio track
+ live track   

For those unfamiliar with this group here is their bio form their website:

After more than 10 years, 6 albums on 4 international labels, over 1,000 shows across the US, armfuls of 'best of' awards, and more hooks than a tackle box full of musical lures, Dreadnaught has become a veritable institution. "For most people in the music industry, doing what you really, truly want to do just isn't an option," says bassist/composer Bob Lord. "But we're not most people."

Damn straight. At once steeped in American tradition and yet thoroughly forward-looking - kind of like a can of Pabst Blue Ribbon hurtling through a wormhole, or a steel cage match at the local VFW hall on the moons of Saturn - Dreadnaught (Lord, guitarist/composer Justin Walton, and drummer Rick Habib) has bended and busted rule after rule after rule with its music, and each album has always proved a galactic leap from the one that preceded. From the sunny groove-rock of DREADNAUGHT (1998) and the rustic, experimental UNA VEZ MAS (2000) to the earthshakingly progressive opus THE AMERICAN STANDARD (2001, Red Fez Records) and the avant-garde tour-de-force MUSICA EN FLAGRANTE (2004, Big Balloon Music), Dreadnaught has displayed an obsession with "pushing the proverbial envelope right down the shredder" (Progressive World). "We've always felt that composing music is a completely wide-open process with no restrictions whatsoever, and recording provides an opportunity to let those ideas fly and not worry about the practical application of performing in a live setting," explains Walton. "We sweat that out later!"

But Dreadnaught's esoteric orchestral approach to studio production - in which violins, loops, horns, and general chaos are often just as prominent as guitars, basses, drums, and (sometimes) vocals - contrasts sharply with its humorous and refreshingly straightforward live shows. The band's 2005 live album, the colossal double-disc LIVE AT MOJO (2005, Comet Records/Horizons), features 30 tracks from the Dreadnaught repertoire and tunes by Jerry Lee Lewis, Merle Haggard, Dick Curless, and more performed live in a completely stripped-down, bar-band fashion: "Country-rock, avant-garde blues, prog-funk, experimental rock - any and all of these labels are accurate, yet each only begins to brush the surface of the band's style. Daringly different." (All Music Guide, )

The passionate accolades haven't always been there, but the work ethic has: five, six, seven, eight nights of gigging each and every week of the year. National tours in rotten old Chevy vans. Rehearsals and writing sessions squeezed into any and all free moments. A LOT of Days Inns. Gigs with John Entwistle (The Who), Tony Levin (Peter Gabriel, King Crimson), NRBQ, California Guitar Trio, Thanks to Gravity, in opera houses, rough-and-tumble bars, and even a basement or two. And through it all, they've kept an overwhelming and overriding sense of fun, joy, and sheer love of the game.

Dreadnaught can been seen performing as the house band for the New Hampshire Public Radio/Music Hall series Writers On A New England Stage, where they've shared the stage with Pulitzer Prize winner John Updike, Emmy winner and Oscar nominee Alan Alda, best-selling authors Dan Brown and Mitch Albom, and esteemed historian Doris Kearns Goodwin. All shows are recorded for broadcast on New Hampshire Public Radio in front of a live audience at The Music Hall in Portsmouth NH.

In 2007, Big Balloon Music/Red Fez Records will release HIGH HEAT & CHIN MUSIC, a double-disc 10-year retrospective of the band featuring half a dozen new studio cuts and tracks from the band's entire catalog. Duck for cover. Head for the hills. Here comes Dreadnaught.

In addition to their work with Dreadnaught, the individual band members maintain busy careers on their own. Bob Lord is an in-demand composer for film, tv, video games and other media, and has created audio for companies such as Universal, Scripps, Hatchling Studios, Sweet & Doggett, NHPR, and OxRock Productions; Lord runs the indie label Red Fez Records and works with the classical label MMC Recordings, where he has produced artists such as Grammy-winning clarinetist Richard Stoltzman, renowned composer William Thomas McKinley, and pianist Richard Drexler (Jeff Berlin, Vinnie Colaiuta), among others. Bob also makes a mean rack of lamb. Justin Walton is a prolific composer and maintains an active recording and performance schedule both as a solo artist and session man with acts such as Coby Carlucci and Tractor Trailer; the Maine native and Berklee grad is a fisherman par excellence, can gut a catch in less than 3 seconds, and is feared tremendously by more than a dozen varieties of trout, bass, and perch. Rick Habib, a founding member of Dreadnaught along with Bob in 1996 and now again performing with the band, has gigged with artists such as Ed Jurdi (Band of Heathens), Dave Hunter (The Molenes), and Mark Hickox (Dragonfly); Rick possesses a limited sense of taste, smell, and is, in fact, almost completely color blind.

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