The Muffs

Whoop Dee Doo (Burger Records)

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Burger Records is proud to announce the release of Whoop Dee Doo by The Muffs, their first full-length album of new material in 10 years. Packed tight with the kind of well-crafted, catchy ear-candy the band has become well known for, songs like “Up & Down Around”, “Weird Boy Next Door” (the first video), “Take a Take a Me”, “Paint By Numbers”,”Because You’re Sad” and “I Get It” will no doubt be welcome additions to this legendary band’s catalog of well-loved, stone classic songs.


The group is made up of Kim Shattuck (lead vocals & guitar), Ronnie Barnett (bass & backing vocals) & Roy McDonald (drums). Formed in Los Angeles in late 1990, they’ve attracted attention for their energetic, exciting live performances as well as a rock solid body of studio work. Their rich history is almost legendary in its range and scope. After singles released by Sub Pop, Au Go-Go and Sympathy For The Record Industry, the band recorded three critically acclaimed albums – The Muffs, Blonder & Blonder, and Happy Birthday To Me – for Warner Brothers/Reprise that are still in print. In 1999, fan favorite “Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow” saw the group jump to Fat Wreck Chords/Honest Don’s, followed by their last album Really, Really Happy, released in 2004 on Five Foot Two, a label started by their longtime friends Charlotte Caffey (Go-Go’s) & Anna Waronker (that dog). Their songs have also appeared on over a dozen soundtracks for major motion pictures, most notably their cover of “Kids In America” which leads off the gold-selling soundtrack in addition to the opening credits of the beloved movie Clueless. They’ve “acted” alongside Robin Williams and Billy Crystal in Ivan Reitman’s Father’s Day, as well as in the Aaron Spelling-produced television showCrosstown Traffic. Their songs have been used in commercials (anybody remember Fruitopia?), appeared on HBO with Drew Carey, and in countless television shows (who can forget their music pouring forth from the lair of Spike and his evil cohorts onBuffy The Vampire Slayer?). Their avalanche of press over the years is equally staggering, highlighted by their fashion spread in Rolling Stone that was covered by E!.


The recent past has seen the band far from inactive with constant touring around the world, high profile appearances in the Rock Band video game series, and the release of 2011’s Kaboodle, an “odds & sods” collection of singles, b-sides, compilation and assorted stray tracks released by the English label Cherry Red (who are also co-releasing Whoop Dee Doo over there and the rest of the world). The most recent past saw Kim join and depart the Pixies in 2013, and Roy reunited with his former band Redd Kross for their well-received Researching The Bluesalbum on Merge in 2012.


The Muffs will be playing select dates in the U.S. and in foreign countries for their rabid, adoring fan base like they have been for the past 23 years. Be on the lookout. If you think their albums are great, their live shows have garnered even more praise.