Americana Highways brings you this song premiere: “Rattail” by Who Who? What? When? Why? & Werewolves from their album Greatest Hits due to be released March 29. The album was mixed by Kyle Pulley (Hop Along, Thin Lips), recorded by Steven Backenstoes, Chance Halter, & Danny Murillo at the Headroom in Philadelphia.
“Rattail” was written by Andrew Fullerton and features Fullerton (vocals, guitar) with Matt Orlando (vocals, banjo), Pete Clark (violin) and Brian Grabski on bass. The fluid banjo and easy rhythms of this song will wind its way into your nostalgic emotions with its lyrical confession of vulnerability. It’s a coming-of-age saga. The album promises to be a heartfelt, relatable, musically dexterous gift this spring, and a welcome addition to the bluegrass catalogue.
“Rattail” is about growing up awkward. More specifically it’s about my younger brother Sean and the wicked rat tail mullet he had in the 90’s because he worshipped Philadelphia Phillies first baseman John Kruk. I remember our parents fighting about the fact I dyed my hair blue when I was 14. I was ashamed and embarrassed that it mattered that much to either of them. But now that seems so insignificant in my life. Don’t be afraid to be a weirdo, have a bad haircut or be awkward. Hair grows out. — Andrew Fullerton