New Song + Tour Dates : Natural Child : Hard Workin’ Man

From the moment they thump out that infectious, sledgehammer beat, Natural Child had me in their sludgy yet vigorous, stoner-punk clutches. The Nashville, Tennessee trio’s Hard Workin’ Man is a thick-as-molasses, low-speed stomper; wicked in tone, yet with a sweetly innocent, melodic thread woven throughout. Like somewhat menacing, backwoods cousins to The Sonics and Question Mark and The Mysterians, these southern ruffians have been thoroughly steeped in 60’s garage rock and psychedelia, and from it distilled their own gnarlier, countrified rock and roll. I tend to find unabashed ganja enthusiasts refreshingly honest and slightly hilarious, so it hits me both in a soft spot and with a giggle that the band is choosing to drop their debut full-length 1971 this coming 4/20. It’s also worth mentioning that wearing their pro-cannabis freak flag on their sleeves in no way slackens the hot-wired, Big Brother and The Holding Experience-inspired, kozmic riff-funk they’re pumping out. Currently on a nationwide tour, Natural Child are working up quite the rep for mischievous onstage banter and a jovial, yet mercilessly rawkin’ good time. I suggest you catch them in a smaller venue, while you still can.

MP3 : Natural Child – Hard Workin’ Man

Natural Child on Tour
Mar. 21 – Tuscon, Arizona. Plush*
Mar. 22 – Los Angeles, California. Echo*
Mar. 23 – San Diego, California. Bar Pink*
Mar. 24 – Los Angeles , California. Center for the Arts*
Mar. 25 – San Francisco, California. El Rincon [Burger Boogaloo]*
Mar. 26 – Portland, Oregon. East End*
Mar. 27 – Olympia, Washington. Northern*
Mar. 28 – Bellingham, Washington. The Cabin Tavern*
Mar. 29 – Victoria, British Columbia. Logan’s*
Mar. 30 – Vancouver, British Columbia. Biltmore Cabaret*
Mar. 31 – Seattle, Washington. Comet Tavern*
Apr. 01 – Missoula, Montana. The Palace*
Apr. 02 – Boise, Idaho. Neurolux*
Apr. 03 – Salt Lake City, Utah. Urban Lounge*
Apr. 04 – Denver, Colorado. Hi-Dive*
Apr. 06 – Lawrence, Kansas. Jack Pot Saloon*
Apr. 07 – Denton, Texas. Rubbergloves*
Apr. 15 – Middletown, Connecticut. Weslyan University
May 12 – Cleveland, Ohio. Horrible Fest
*w/ Strange Boys

-Post by Miss Dolly Mod

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