Didn't see Byrne, Bowie or Reed in attendance at the Wilco concert at Warsaw last week, but Pavement's Stephen Malkmus was spotted, as was the slighly lesser known Adam Franklin. Admittedly I wouldn't have even recognized the ex-Swervedriver shoe-gazing frontman by myself, so I'm glad my friend not only pointed him out, but reminded me that Adam has a new solo album called Bolts of Melody - out 6/26/2007. Further research revealed that you can stream the entire album, and that Adam is playing at Mercury Lounge in NYC TONIGHT (July 2, 2007).
It's also worth noting that Adam has been collaborating with Interpol drummer Sam Fogarino on a project called The Setting Suns.
The Setting Suns will start recording their debut EP (Title TBA) in NYC this June. Among the tracks to be included is a cover of the Kinks' "The Way Love Used To Be", and an "epic" version of "Cold War Kids". Sam intends to play Adam's guitar whenever Adam leaves the room. Release is scheduled for the fall. Further details will be posted as they develop....................The duo met over dinner in NYC last winter, while being introduced by long time, mutual friend, Jack Rabid (The Big Takeover).All AF tour dates below...
Adam Franklin - 2007 Tour Dates
Jul 2 - Mercury Lounge New York City
Jul 13 - KEXP Radio Seattle
Jul 14 - Sonic Boom Records Seattle
Jul 14 - Crocodile Cafe Seattle
Jul 15 - Jackpot Records Portland
Jul 15 - Doug Fir Lounge Portland
Jul 16 - Cafe Du Nord San Francisco
Jul 17 - The Echo Los Angeles
Jul 18 - M-Theory Music San Diego
Jul 18 - The Casbah San Diego
Aug 21 - Great Scott Boston MA
Aug 22 - Maxwell's Hoboken NJ
Aug 23 - Cake Shop New York NY
Aug 24 - Johnny Brenda's Philadelphia PA
Aug 25 - IOTA Arlington VA