Husker Du's Grant Hart just released his first solo album since 1999's Good News for Modern Man. The record, Hot Wax, came out October 6th on Con D'or Records, and along for the ride were members of Godspeed You Black Emperor and Silver Mt. Zion (who recently backed Vic Chesnutt).
Hart is currently on tour behind the new disc, and he plays NYC's 92YTribeca on Saturday, December 19th. Shilpa Ray and her Happy Hookers are also on the bill. Tickets are on sale. One day later Grant appears at Record Collector in Bordentown, NJ.
About the new songs, Hart said, "the song 'Narcissus,Narcissus' is my first attempt at combining ancient Greek mythology and American rock-a-billy. By merging those influences with an ice cream truck atmosphere I think I have found a style that defines this period of my career. 'You're the Reflection of the Moon on the Water' is one of the most organic rock and roll songs that I have ever written. It's style owes a lot to my devotion for patti smith. It was inspired by a comment made by a monk during the selection process to find the next Panchen Lhama, who said of one candidate, 'he is the reflection of the moon on the water but he is not the moon.'"
Bob Mould also has shows coming up including 2 nights in a row in NYC.
Grant Hart album art, tracklist and all tour dates are below...
Grant Hart - Hot Wax tracklist
1. You're the Reflection of the Moon on the Water
3. Charles Hollis Jones
4. Schoolbuses Are for Children
5. Narcissus Narcissus
6. California Zephyr
7. Sailor Jack
8. I Knew All About You Since Then
9. My Regrets
Grant Hart - 2009/10 Tour Dates
Dec 05 Instore performance: Cheapo Records (Uptown) Minneapolis, Minnesota
Dec 11 Darkroom Chicago, Illinois
Dec 12 Mohawk Place Buffalo, New York
Dec 14 Horseshoe Tavern Toronto, Ontario
Dec 15 La Sala Rossa Montreal, Quebec
Dec 16 The Middle East Nightclub Cambridge, Massachusetts
Dec 17 World Cafe Live Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Dec 19 92YTribeca New York, New York
Dec 20 Record Collector Bordentown, New Jersey
Dec 21 The Velvet Lounge WASHINGTON, Washington DC
Dec 22 Grog Shop Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Dec 31 Station 4 St. Paul, MN
Feb 03 Kings Arms Tavern Newton, Auckland
Feb 04 The Cabana Napier
Feb 05 San Francisco Bath House Te Aro, Wellington
Feb 06 Al's Bar Christchurch, Canterbury
Feb 10 The Troubadour Fortitude Valley, Queensland
Feb 11 The Annandale Annandale, New South Wales
Feb 12 Norfolk Basement Fremantle, Western Australia
Feb 13 Northcote Social Club Northcote, Victoria
Feb 14 Northcote Social Club Northcote, Victoria