Mike Watt is the kind of punk/indie rock legend that deserves attention on anything he does. His latest project is teaming up with The Cutthroat Brothers on a collaborative album. When the duo appeared on The Watt from Pedro Show, they asked Watt to collaborate with them. He agreed, and the trio began working on music. "The King is Dead" is this dirty, bluesy, proto-punk track that will hit you deep in your soul. It's both blues punk and swamp rock, but amped up like you would expect any song involving Mike Watt would be. It's a slow but intense song that feels like it's stalking you, but it's groove is so mesmerizing that you want it to.
You can watch the video for "The King is Dead" below. The album The King is Dead will be out June 12 (Record Store Day) on Hound Gawd! Records. You can pre-order the album here. For more on The Cutthroat Brothers, check out their website.