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Mark Lanegan Band
Mark Lanegan
Mark Lanegan

Former Screaming Trees frontman, Queens of the Stone Age member and all-around alternative rock renaissance man Mark Lanegan recently put out his newest solo album, Phantom Radio, this third in three years and ninth overall. He recently wrapped up a tour supporting it which hit NYC on November 8 at the Marlin Room at Webster Hall with fellow '90s vets Cobra Verde and Lyenn, aka Fred Lyenn who also plays in the Mark Lanegan Band. The show was mostly split between his newest LP and his 2012 LP, Blues Funeral, but also included a Screaming Trees song, his cover of Leaving Trains' "Creeping Coastline of Lights" from last year's covers LP, and a few more.

More pictures from the show, including shots of Mark's and Cobra Verde's setlists, below...

Continue reading "Mark Lanegan played Webster Hall's Marlin Room with Cobra Verde & Lyenn (pics, setlists)"

As mentioned, Mark Lanegan is set to release his new solo album, Phantom Radio, on October 21. Where first single "Floor Of The Ocean" was decidedly synthy, the second-released track from the album, "Harvest Home," sounds a little more like what we associate with the onetime Screaming Trees frontman with: tremolo'd guitar in a minor key that goes well with lines like "Black is a color, black is my name." The song makes its premiere in this post and you can stream it below.

Mark will be in NYC when his tour hits The Marlin Room at Webster Hall on November 8. Tickets are on sale now.

Continue reading "Mark Lanegan releases second song from new LP (stream it)"

by Bill Pearis

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Alt rock vet Mark Lanegan will release his new album, Phantom Radio, on October 21 via Flooded Soil/Vagrant. The first single from the record is "Floor Of The Ocean" which might supprise Screaming Trees fans who haven't checked with Mark in a while. It's heavy on synths and drum machines, with a little Peter Hook style bass in there as well. You can stream that below.

Mark will be touring this fall, and he'll play NYC at The Marlin Room at Webster Hall on November 8. Tickets go on sale Friday (9/19) at 10 AM.

You can also hear Mark on the new Stooges rerecordings that guitarist James Williamson is putting together. All tour dates are listed, along with the new song stream, below...

Continue reading "Mark Lanegan releasing new LP, touring (dates, song stream)"

by Andrew Sacher

James and Mario in the studio (photo by Heather Harris)
James

The Stooges guitarist James Williamson is releasing a solo album, Re-Licked, features "lesser-known Stooges tracks properly recorded and mixed for the first time" with an impressive list of guest lead singers, including Jello Biafra (Dead Kennedys), Mark Lanegan (Screaming Trees), Alison Mosshart (The Kills), Mario Cuomo (The Orwells), Bobby Gillespie (Primal Scream), Ariel Pink and others. James is backed by live Stooges members Steve Mackay, Toby Dammit, and Mike Watt (also of The Minutemen, fIREHOSE, etc) and that dog.'s Petra Haden provides backup vocals. The album's due out on October 29 via Leopard Lady Records. Artwork and tracklist below.

"I'm Sick of You," which has The Orwells' Mario Cuomo on guest vocals, makes its premiere in this post. James says it "was one of the very earliest songs [he] wrote with Iggy back in around late 1970," and that they "played it live at the King's Cross Cinema Show while [they] were in London just before [they] recorded Raw Power." Mario's a good choice, considering Iggy seems like a big influence on him, and he gets his Danzig or his Jim Morrison on a bit for this one too. Check it out below.

The Orwells also have a previously discussed fall tour which hits NYC on October 15 at Irving Plaza. Tickets for that show are still available.

Song stream, LP artwork, tracklist, and another pic from the recording session, below...

Continue reading "James Williamson releasing an LP of re-recorded Stooges rarities w/ guest singers (stream 1 w/ Mario from the Orwells)"

Flaming Lips

A group of bands have teamed up to honor the late Mark Linkous of Sparklehorse by recording a tribute album, Last Box of Sparklers, which they're currently raising money for on Indiegogo. Those involved include The Flaming Lips, Phantogram, Mark Lanegan, David Lowery (of Camper Van Beethoven), Mercury Rev, Califone, Margot and the Nuclear So-And-So's, The Joy Formidable, Jason Lytle (of Grandaddy), Portgual. The Man and more. The Flaming Lips have just revealed their cover of "Sad and Beautiful World," which you can hear (via Pitchfork), along with the full list of contributors and the Indiegogo campaign video, below.

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Mark Lanegan

Onetime Screaming Trees frontman Mark Lanegan will release his new solo album, Imitations, on September 17 via Vagrant. The record is all covers, including his takes on "Mack the Knife" and Bond theme "You Only Live Twice." You can stream his string-laden version of John Cale's "I'm Not the Loving Kind" below.

Mark will also be touring this fall, including a stop in NYC at Gramercy Theatre on October 15. Tickets for that show go on sale Saturday (7/27) at 10 AM.

All tour dates are listed, along with the song stream and album tracklist, below.

Continue reading "Mark Lanegan releasing covers LP, touring (dates & stream)"

Moby at Moogfest 2011 (more by Diana Wong)
Moby

The last album from electronic musician Moby was the rather downcast Destroyed., which he put out in 2011. He's now just announced that album's followup, and it's looking like it's going to be a much more epic affair than its predecessor. The album, titled Innocents (due out 9/30), is set to feature guest spots from Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne, Screaming Trees frontman/QOTSA collaborator Mark Lanegan, Eminem/Dr. Dre collaborator Skylar Grey, and past Moby collaborator Inyang Bassey.

It also features singer/songwriters Cold Specks and Damien Jurado, both of whose 2012 albums ended up Moby's top ten of that year. The first single, "A Case For Shame" (which features lead vocals from Cold Specks) is available to stream now. Check it out below.

In related news, The Flaming Lips recently announced two Terminal 5 shows (10/1-2) with Tame Impala, and they also play a CT show in July with Spiritualized. Tickets for all three of those shows are still available.

Song stream and album tracklist below...

Continue reading "Moby announces new album featuring Wayne Coyne, Mark Lanegan, Cold Specks, Damien Jurado, more (listen to a song)"

by Andrew Sacher

Josh Homme

Desert rockers Queens of the Stone Age put out their new record, ...Like Clockwork, today (6/4) via Matador. It's their first album since 2007, their first with Dave Grohl, Nick Oliveri, and Mark Lanegan all together since Songs for the Deaf, and their first on an independent label since their debut. The record also features appearances from Alex Turner (Arctic Monkeys), Trent Reznor, Elton John, and others. And while the guest appearances aren't felt as strongly as ones on past albums, that doesn't hold the album back from being a very solid listen. Certain tracks (my personal favorite is "I Sat By The Ocean") rank among the band's best. A Spotify stream of the album and the video for "My God Is the Sun" are below.

In honor of the release, the band will be doing some celebrating in the NYC-area this week. First, on Wednesday (6/5), QOTSA will do a "Live On Letterman" concert, which will be taped in the Ed Sullivan Theater and air on CBS.com and VEVO at 9 PM that day.

The next day (6/6), they'll be doing an in-store at one of NJ's greatest record stores, Vintage Vinyl (you had to buy a record to get in and it "sold out" very quickly the day it was announced).

And finally, on Friday (6/7), they're doing a secret show in Brooklyn. We can't say much more than that, but if you click that link you'll see at least one record store is giving out 30 tickets (a number much lower than the capacity of the venue they're playing).

All dates are listed, along with that stream/video, below...

Continue reading "Queens of the Stone Age playing secret Brooklyn show, and 'Live on Letterman' and a NJ in-store (updated dates)"

No Bra opening for Savages at MHOW on 3/19 (more by Wyatt Marshall)
No Bra

today in NYC
* Asssscat 3000 @ UCB
* Steve Beck @ The Stone
* Jomama Jones @ Joe's Pub
* Assaff Weisman @ The Stone
* Stephane Wrembel @ Barbes
* Creaghead & Company @ Union Hall
* Sean Moran's Small Elephant @ Barbes
* Education Reform, #1 Kid, Star Rover @ Glasslands
* Genghis Hans, Alex LaLiberte (of Vensaire) @ Ace Hotel
* Christina Courtin, Andrew James @ The Mercury Lounge
* The Suite Unraveling, Manner, Jamaican Queens @ Pianos
* Yellow Dogs, Bugs in the Dark, Oceanographer @ Brooklyn Bowl
* The Sea The Sea, Daniel Shuman, Dime Drop @ Pete's Candy Store
* Boats!, The New Rochelles, Weird Womb, Eleanor @ Death By Audio
* Haybaby, Dangerous Ponies, Slutever, Raccoon Fighter @ Big Snow
* The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black, No Bra, Youthquake @ Santos Party House
* Hairy Sands, The Monte De Rosas Band, George Sand, Hello Lovers @ Cake Shop
* Unstoppable Death Machines, Respect Mtns., Laughters, Fake Hooker @ Silent Barn
* The Jeffrey Lewis & Peter Stampfel Band, Glass Anchors, Debe Dalton @ Mercury Lounge
* Janeane Garofalo, W. Kamau Bell, Allison Castillo, Wyatt Cenac, A Brief View of the Hudson, Liam McEneaney @ The Bell House

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Queens of the Stone Age played a new song called "My God Is The Sun" at Lollapalooza Brazil last night. Check out that performance below (via Consequence of Sound). Perhaps it will appear on their new album, ...Like Clockwork, which is due out this June via Matador, and includes contributions from Dave Grohl, Nick Oliveri, Mark Lanegan, Trent Reznor, Elton John, Alex Turner, and others.

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First Blues

At the encouragement of Bob Dylan, Beat poet Allen Ginsberg went into the studio in 1971 to record his first ever album of music. He then re-entered the studio in 1976 and 1981 and finally in 1983 he compiled all of the recordings (which featured contributions from Dylan, members of his band, and Arthur Russell, and was produced by John Hammond Sr.) onto a double LP called FIrst Blues. Now, 30 years later, Ginsberg Recordings are reissuing the album in vinyl and digital formats, and to celebrate they're throwing a release party in NYC.

The celebration takes place on January 16 at Housing Works Cafe (126 Crosby St.) with Ginsberg's "friends, collaborators, relatives and co-conspirators" Lou Reed, Anne Waldman, Ambrose Bye, CA Conrad, Steven Taylor, Hettie Jones, Arthur's Landing, and others. A limited edition of "500 seven track vinyl that mimics the original style down to the newspaper insert" will be available at Housing Works that night and online.

John Cale
John Cale

That same night, Lou Reed's Velvet Underground bandmate John Cale will be doing a Nico tribute at BAM (1/16) with a number of guests including Kim Gordon, Sharon Van Etten, Mark Lanegan, Magnetic Fields, and more. Tickets for that show are still available.

John Cale also performs his solo album, Paris 1919 with the 20-piece Wordless Music Orchestra at BAM on January 18 and 19 and tickets for those shows are still available too.

Some song streams from First Blues below...

Continue reading "Allen Ginsberg's 'First Blues' getting a reissue; Lou Reed playing release party (same night as John Cale's Nico tribute)"

Leonard Cohen

UK music magazine Uncut put out their list of the top 75 albums of 2012. The top ten leans pretty heavy on long-running '60s/'70s survivors who put out new albums this year, but plenty of the list-topping regulars from newer acts are on there too, along with a few interesting surprises (Sun Araw, M Geddes Gengras & the Congos!). You can check out the full list below.

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Arto Lindsay
Arto Lindsay

Arto Lindsay of legendary no wave group DNA, The Lounge Lizards, and pursuer of an impressive solo career, will be performing material from throughout his career in NYC TONIGHT (11/30) at the New Museum. Tickets for the show ($12 for members, $15 for non-members) are available.

Speaking of no wave legends, Lydia Lunch (Teenage Jesus and the Jerks), who played Knitting Factory earlier this month will be playing with her band Big Sexy Noise in NYC on December 17 at Bowery Electric with "Caught on Tape" duo Thurston Moore/John Moloney. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

For Thurston Moore and John Moloney, the Bowery Electric show is part of a short December northeast tour that the duo will be on, which also includes the previously discussed Brooklyn show at Union Pool on December 11 with Speedy Ortiz and Lone Wolf. All of their dates are listed below.

In other related news, Thurston's ex-wife/Sonic Youth bandmate Kim Gordon, who will guest at the upcoming, sold-out Dinosaur Jr. You're Living All Over Me show at T5, will also be a guest with John Cale (of the Velvet Underground) when he does a tribute to Nico at BAM on January 16 at the Peter Jay Sharp Building. Other guests at that show include Mark Lanegan, Sharon Van Etten, Magnetic Fields, Joan as Police Woman, Peaches, Nick Franglen, and Meshell Ndegocello. Tickets for that show are available. It's one of two shows that John Cale is doing for the BAM Next Wave festival.

A list of all Thurston Moore/John Moloney dates and some videos, below.

Continue reading "Arto Lindsay, Lydia Lunch, Thurston Moore/John Moloney, Kim Gordon & more playing shows (separately)"

Alabama Shakes at Central Park Summerstage in June (more by Chris La Putt)
Alabama Shakes

One of the biggest success stories of 2012 was blues rockers Alabama Shakes, who quickly escalated from selling out relatively small shows to much larger ones in a matter of months. They're already showing up on multiple year-end lists, and are sure to end up on more, but we reached out to them to see what their year-end list is.

Alabama Shakes' Best LPs of 2012 list includes some associates like Fly Golden Eagle, who they took on tour with them, and Jack White, who took the Shakes on tour with him. It also includes another supporter of theirs, Patterson Hood, who also took them on tour, and Deer Tick/Los Lobos side project Diamond Rugs, who they played with at Central Park.

Some other great albums are on there too. You can check out the whole list and a performance and interview video of the band filmed in Chicago. below...

Continue reading "Alabama Shakes' Top 10 Albums of 2012"

Jack White @ Radio City Music Hall, 9/30/2012 (more by Greg Cristman)
Jack White

In addition to the Fleetwood Mac cover story (and Rumours cover CD that comes with it), the new issue of MOJO is the 2012 Year-End wrap-up with the best albums list which is topped by Jack White's Blunderbuss. Their list is definitely different than most, but also in line with the mag that puts the Beatles on the cover at least once a year. You can check out MOJO's Top 20 below.

Continue reading "Jack White tops MOJO's Best LPs of 2012 list"

photos by Adela Loconte

Afghan Whigs / Jose Gonzalez / The Dirtbombs @ ATP NY 9/22/2012
The Afghan Whigs
Jose Gonzalez
The Dirtbombs

...Outside, The Dirtbombs continue the revivalist flavour with a polished set of neo-garage rock, although sadly they don't tackle any of the techno tracks they covered on their most recent album Party Store -- we'd rather like to have seen a live guitar version of 'Strings of Life'. After their raucous set, The Antlers' downbeat sounds aren't exactly what TheVine is in the market for, and we decide that this is a fine moment to sample what the Venezuelan arepas truck has to offer for dinner.

Chavez were supposed to be playing next, but they've cancelled for reasons unclear and been replaced by, um, JEFF The Brotherhood, which isn't so much bait-and-switch as bait-and-whack-over-the-head-with-a-sledgehammer-then-run-away-laughing. Ugh. Happily, Mark Lanegan is on hand inside to rescue proceedings. His set is heavy on material from Blues Funeral, with only 'Hit the City' and a storming 'Methamphetamine Blues' (featuring a guest appearance from Greg Dulli) representing his earlier records, but even though we're not huge fans of the hard rock sounds of his latest LP, he's still great -- after all, with a voice like his, Lanegan could sing the phone book and still sound arrestingly good.

José Gonzalez? Well, you know what you're going to get -- quiet acoustic music and a couple of studiously offbeat cover versions. Quite why he's headlining the second stage tonight is unclear -- he hasn't released an album in five years, for Chrissakes -- and while his set is perfectly competent, it's not exactly inspiring. The same, sadly, can be said about The Afghan Whigs, although in fairness I've never been counted amongst their fanbase and thus is perhaps not best placed to judge the merits of their 90-minute headline set this evening. So we'll just say that it wasn't for us, but that the band's hardcore fans -- of which many, many are here -- seem to lap their set up with glee. [The Vine]

We've already posted pics from Friday and Sunday (here and here) of the first-ever ATP NYC -- which happened last weekend on Pier 36 on the East Side of Manhattan -- and here are a few from its chunky Saturday midsection, which saw sets from The Dirtbombs, JEFF the Brotherhood, former Screaming Trees singer Mark Lanegan, Jose Gonzalez, The Roots, and the fest's curators, Afghan Whigs, to name a few.

Afghan Whigs will return to NYC for shows at Terminal 5 on October 5 and Music Hall of Williamsburg on October 6. The T5 show is sold out but tickets for the MHOW show are available.

More pictures below...

Continue reading "ATP NYC -- day 2 pics (Afghan Whigs, JEFF the Brotherhood, Mark Lanegan, Jose Gonzalez + more)"

ATPNY

The Greg Dulli-curated ATP NY is this weekend (9/21 - 9/23) and organizers just released the schedule which you can check out below. Music (and comedy on Friday) happens on two stages with films, talks and bingo taking place on the Queen of Hearts boat which is docked just nearby. If you're wondering, Frank Ocean is at 11:45 PM on Friday. Also, Chavez dropped and and have been replaced by JEFF the Brotherhood (Sat. 9/22 7 PM).

Tickets are still available to all three days which can be gotten online or at Other Music. Peruse the full schedule below, perhaps while listening to the ATP mixtape that Greg Dulli made for us.

Continue reading "ATP NY 2012: full schedule"

ATP

That didn't take long. Last night we posted it as a rumor. Today it is confirmed (removal of Louis CK included):

ATP Concerts today announce the relocation of this September's New Jersey based I'll Be Your Mirror festival event to Pier 36 in Manhattan, New York.

Pier 36 was the intended home for I'll Be Your Mirror beginning in 2013 - but due to unavoidable logistical concerns (along with a lack of available fan accommodations in Asbury Park), ATP has decided to move there for this year's event.

New additions to the festival today include: Philip Glass & Tyondai Braxton, Janeane Garofalo, Lightning Bolt, Lee Ranaldo, Chavez, Kurt Braunohler, Afterhours, Joseph Arthur, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, The Album Leaf, The Psychic Paramount, Braids, Tall Firs, Blanck Mass, Endless Boogie, Demdike Stare and DJ Jonathan Toubin with more to be added to all three days - see below for more info on the new additions...

Some artists who are unable to play the new location - the following statement comes from Louis CK's management:

"Louis CK who was originally scheduled for the Asbury Park event will not be performing at ATP in Manhattan due to scheduling conflicts. Check louisck.com for info about his tour schedule."

Sharon Van Etten, Reigning Sound and Factory Floor will also not be available to perform. All other previously announced artists will perform as originally scheduled.

"We hope that the new venue will make for an incredible event and open up many other accommodation options to fans who were unable to find rooms in Asbury Park," comments ATP's Barry Hogan. "We sincerely apologise to those inconvenienced by the move and hope that any problems caused may be minimised by the relatively small distance between the two locations. Anyone who is unable to attend due to the move or due to the cancellation of Louis CK can claim a full refund by contacting their ticket agent between now and July 31st."

Pier 36 is a new indoor venue sitting on the edge of the East River between the Manhattan & Williamsburg Bridges - it's outside area boasts glorious views of Brooklyn and the Statue of Liberty.

The Saturday night of this year's festival will be headlined by The Afghan Whigs (who have reunited after a 13 year hiatus) and curated by their frontman Greg Dulli, with ATP curating the Friday and Sunday nights.

Tickets are on sale now via ATPfestival.com priced at $199 for the Weekend, with Day Passes also newly available priced at $60 for Friday & $75 for Saturday/Sunday.

Full information on the additions to all three days of the line-up...

Friday will feature both music and comedy - we can now announce a musical headliner for Friday, as esteemed composer PHILIP GLASS teams up with TYONDAI BRAXTON (former Battles frontman) for a completely unprecedented live collaboration. Other stellar additions to the day's musical line-up are LIGHTNING BOLT - one of the world's most unmissable live acts, and LEE RANALDO of Sonic Youth. Joining the Friday on the Comedy stage is none other than standup/actress JANEANE GAROFALO, newcomer KURT BRAUNOHLER, with more to be confirmed. Friday tickets cost $60.

Saturday, headlined by THE AFGHAN WHIGS and featuring a stellar list of artists chosen by the Whigs' frontman Greg Dulli, has three new artists. First up are alternative rock band CHAVEZ, who returned to the live arena in the last few years to much acclaim, and they're joined by Italy's AFTERHOURS (past collaborators with Greg Dulli) and Ohio based singer/songwriter JOSEPH ARTHUR. They join the previously announced Saturday line-up of The Afghan Whigs, The Roots, José González, Mark Lanegan Band, Dirty Three, The Antlers, The Dirtbombs, Scrawl, Emeralds, Vetiver, Charles Bradley And The Extraordinaires and DJ Questlove with more to be confirmed. Tickets for this day cost $75.

Sunday will be headlined by one of the incomparable live shows from legendary Canadian post-rock pioneers GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR. Also newly confirmed are Canada's fantastic BRAIDS, Britain's DEMDIKE STARE and BLANCK MASS (feat Benjamin Power of F**k Buttons), intense New York post-rock from THE PSYCHIC PARAMOUNT, a return ATP performance from THE ALBUM LEAF, cult rock quartet ENDLESS BOOGIE, alt folk duo TALL FIRS, and DJ JONATHAN TOUBIN. They join the previously announced Sunday line-up of The Make-Up, Hot Snakes, The Magic Band, Autolux, Thee Oh Sees, I Break Horses and Quintron And Miss Pussycat (moving to this day from Saturday) with more to be confirmed. Sunday tickets cost $75.

As well as the live music line-up and comedy on the Friday, our friends at The Criterion Collection will return to run the Cinema across the weekend. All three days feature DJs and other activities to be confirmed in the months ahead. Each day runs from noon-midnight.

Whether this is related to ATP filing for liquidation or not is not 100% clear (but who really cares). Updated ATP NYC lineup below...

Continue reading "confirmed: ATP moves from Asbury Park to NYC, adds artists"

photos by Chris Graham and Rae Graham

Sasquatch Festival 2012 - Day 1
Sasquatch Festival 2012 - Day 1

The four-day Sasquatch Music Festival is currently happening this Memorial Day Weekend out in Gorge, Washington. Check out more photos below from Friday, May 25, including shots of Mark Lanegan, Polica, Pretty Lights, Santigold, and Girl Talk. More Sasquatch photos to come.

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Mark Lanegan at Bowery Ballroom 2/7/12 (via Mindy Bond)
Mark Lanegan

The Mark Lanegan Band released their new album, Blues Funeral, earlier this month and played a NYC show in support of it on the day of the album's release (2/7) at Bowery Ballroom.

The set paced eight of Blues Funeral's 12 new tracks with favorites from Bubblegum and older solo releases, eventually closing on a Screaming Trees favorite during the encore. There wasn't much Lanegan could've done on Tuesday night to piss off the sold-out crowd short of maybe calling it quits after one note. The evening's disappointment came only after the encore of "Crawlspace" and "One Way Street," when Lanegan closed on a pregnant pause instead of coming back for thirds. Scattered groans rose in tandem with the house lights, forcing fans to abide the 19-song set they received. [CMJ]
It was the band's first show in support of the new album, which is Mark Lanegan's first solo release since 2004. You can stream the entire album below (via MOJO) along with some videos and the setlist from the Bowery Ballroom show.

The band will continue to tour over the next few months, and upon returning to the US after an Australian run in late April, they'll play NYC again on May 10 at Webster Hall. Tickets go on sale Friday (2/24) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (2/22) at noon. All tour dates are listed below.

Videos and setlist from the 2/7 Bowery Ballroom show, album stream, and updated dates including Sasquatch! below...

Continue reading "The Mark Lanegan Band played Bowery Ballroom, playing Webster Hall (and other dates)"

Mark Lanegan at Bowery Ballroom in 2010 (more by Caleb Heller)
Mark Lanegan

The Mark Lanegan Band will return this February with their first album since 2004's Bubblegum. The new album, Blues Funeral, comes out in North America on February 7 via 4AD and a day earlier in the UK. The album was recorded with Alain Johannes, who also worked on Bubblegum and features guest appearances from Josh Homme, who he's collaborated with before, Greg Dulli, who he collaborated with in Gutter Twins, and Jack Irons, who drummed in Eleven with Johannes. Check out the album's opening track, "The Gravedigger's Song," along with the album's artwork and tracklist below. You can pre-order the album at the 4AD webstore.

The Mark Lanegan Band is touring the album in Europe from late February to early April, but before they do that, they've got a few North American shows scheduled, including one in NYC on the US album release date, February 7 at Bowery Ballroom with Sean Wheeler and Zander Schloss. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

All dates, stream, album art and tracklist below...

Continue reading "Mark Lanegan Band announces new album & tour dates (Bowery Ballroom on sale now)"

photos by Caleb Heller

Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan

"The unlikely duo of former Belle and Sebastian singer and cellist Isobel Campbell, and Mark Lanegan (Screaming Trees, QOTSA, Gutter Twins) remain initially elusive in order to allow anticipation, as well as the crowd itself in the Bowery Ballroom, to build. Sauntering silently on, backed by a four-piece band, the pair launch into the opener from new album Hawk; 'We Die and See Beauty Reign,' a track that wouldn't sound out of place in David Lynch's Twin Peaks' 'Red Room'; a dream-inducing, pulsating slow dance to hypnotize every listener. Followed by most recent single 'Come Undone,' Lanegan, with words on a music stand in front of him, assumes his trademark stance, gripping the microphone with right-hand, stand with left, wincing with every note and watching over his female counterpart like Halloween's killer Michael Myers. Campbell on the other hand, who has produced the new album, is noticeably nervous, delivering her breathless vocals perfectly, but shifting around to involve her beloved cello and as many obscure percussion instruments in each song as possible." [The Arcane Review]
Mark Lanegan & Isobel Campbell brought their Hawk-supporting tour to Bowery Ballroom on 10/16, their first of two NYC dates with Willy Mason (the last being Sunday, 10/17, at Music Hall of Williamsburg). That's a review of the Bowery show above. Pictures from that show are also in this post.

Mark Lanegan was, as it says above, the frontman for Screaming Trees in the 90s. A pair of vocalists of a similar persuasion: Greg Dulli (of Afghan Whigs, and collaborator in Twilight Singers and The Gutter Twins with Lanegan) and Craig Wedren (of Shudder To Think) are on tour and will play Bowery Ballroom on 10/19 (tomorrow) as part of CMJ. Badges or tickets (which are still available) will get you in.

More pictures from Mark and Isobel's Bowery show, with the setlist, below...

Continue reading "Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan played Bowery Ballroom (pics & setlist) "

Mark Lanegan and Isobel Campbell

"We don't really talk about it but there's a trust thing there. He's a friend. He's a dear friend, and I know he's said the same of me. It's just about good music and singing with this man that's my friend, and it's an honor for me that he will sing stuff that I wrote, that he respects me. I think we're both interested in songs and we'll talk about... sometimes I'll say, 'I really like your songs' and he'll say, [imitates Lanegan's deep voice] 'No, I really like your songs,' and we'll just go 'Awwww...' [laughs] I think there's an understanding between us that's hard to put into words." [Isobel]
As previously mentioned, Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan are playing shows in support of a new album called Hawk. Two of those shows happen in NYC this weekend: Saturday/tonight (10/16) at Bowery Ballroom, and Sunday at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Both are with Willy Mason and both still have tickets available. Updated tour dates below...

Continue reading "Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan are on tour (dates)"

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Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan will be in the US this October, to play shows behind their new album, Hawk, due August 16th on V2/Cooperative Music. As previously mentioned, the album's guests include ex-Smashing Pumpkin James Iha and songwriter Willy Mason.

The full tour dates haven't been released yet, but the pair will be playing Bowery Ballroom on Saturday, October 16th and Music Hall of Williamsburg on Sunday, October 17th. Tickets go on AmEx presale Wednesday at noon and then general sale Friday, July 30th at noon.

Two days later, Mark's friend Greg Dulli plays Bowery Ballroom as part of his own solo tour that was just announced.

Mark and Isobel tour in the UK and Europe this September. That's the same month Isobel's old bandmates Belle & Sebastian play in NYC. The two groups are apparently on good terms, as Isobell & Mark are scheduled for the B&S-curated Bowlie 2 ATP Fest in the UK this December.

Tour dates and more are below...

Continue reading "Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan scheduling dates "

Belle and Sebastian

"We're still in sunny L.A., in the final stages of recording the album, but plans are already afoot for touring throughout the rest of 2010" wrote Belle & Sebastian at the end of May. Those 2010 touring plans include shows in Europe, Asia and North America (with a TBA trip to South America). As part of that (and as previously reported), the band will be playing Brooklyn's Williamsburg Waterfront on September 30th with Teenage Fanclub (who have a new album of their own coming out). Tickets for the NYC show go on "Internet Presale" Thursday at 10am.

They'll continue on for a show in L.A., a pair in Mexico and a handful more in Canada and the US this fall. Full tour dates are below (Las Vegas still TBA?).

Also due in 2010, ex-Belle & Sebastian singer Isobel Campbell will be releasing her third album with collaborator Mark Lanegan, called Hawk and due August 16th on V2/Cooperative Music. Guests include ex-Smashing Pumpkin James Iha and songwriter Willy Mason.

All B&S tour dates, and Hawk cover art, below...

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Mark Lanegan

"...I checked out Soulsavers [at Bowery Balllroom last night - 9/22]. I couldnt' get over how much Mark Lanegan looked like Will Ferrell, I actually kept laughing, when he wasn't singing, he looked like Will Ferrell making fun of an angst-riddled grunge singer, lurching around, awkwardly earnest. Do people make fun of him about this? I thought it was uncanny. Anyway, he does have a really cool voice, deep, smokey baritone, unique; when I see a band live I often find it's hard to discern the lyrics but he is uniquely able to cut through the instruments with his voice and articulate every word, pretty cool." [What We are Listening To]
Soulsavers' tour continues into Boston tonight (9/23). A video from a show earlier this month in Berlin, below...

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