Jamie Lidell @ Highline Ballroom in 2008 (more by Chris La Putt)
Jamie Lidell

Jamie Lidell's fourth full-length album, Compass, will be released on May 17th 2010 (May 18th in the US).

The album was recorded in Los Angeles, New York and Canada, and it includes collaborations with Beck, Feist, Gonzales, Chris Taylor of Grizzly Bear and Pat Sansone of Wilco.

Sessions began at Beck's Hudson Studios in Los Angeles, where he gathered Jamie together with Wilco, Leslie Feist and veteran drummer James Gadson (who's played with Bill Withers, Quincy Jones among many others) for Beck's Record Club project (where a group of musicians cover an album in a day). Inspired by the chemistry of those jams, they shifted to the legendary Ocean Way Studios. There, they were joined by producer/keyboardist Brian Lebarton, singer Nikka Costa, and Justin Stanley. All would have an important impact on the album. Pat Sansone from Wilco and Chilly Gonzales (who's played on both Multiply and Jim) were present as "musical meta-spirits", recording their parts remotely and delivering them via the internet. As Jamie says of this formidable line-up of brilliant collaborators - "You don't fuck with them"

Back in New York he began to make sense of this "great big mess on the hard drive". Then it was up to Feist's ranch the Niagara Escarpment, Canada with Chris Taylor, member of Grizzly Bear. [Warp]

Jamie Lidell's limited current schedule (NYC, LA, Europe) includes a Bowery Ballroom show on Tuesday, April 27th. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, March 2nd at noon.

The new record's title track, an acoustic-guitar led sonic odyssey, is streaming, along with album art, tracklist and all tour dates, below...

Jamie Lidell

'Compass' tracklist
01. Completely Exposed
02. Your Sweet Boom
03. She Needs Me
04. I Wanna Be Your Telephone
05. Enough's Enough
06. The Ring
07. You Are Waking
08. I Can Love Again
09. It's A Kiss
10. Compass
11. Gypsy Blood
12. Coma Chameleon
13. Big Drift
14. You See My Light


Jamie Lidell - Compass

Jamie Lidell - 2010 Tour Dates
Apr 27 Bowery Ballroom New York, New York
Apr 29 Troubadour Los Angeles, California
May 13 Kaufleuten Zurich
May 14 Nuits Sonores Festival Lyon
May 17 Nuits Botaniques Festival Brussels
May 18 Paradiso Amsterdam
May 19 229 London
May 21 Alhambra Paris

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