Rocket From the Tombs member Craig Bell (aka Darwin Layne) will release his new solo album aka Darwin Layne this Friday (9/9) via Ever/Never Records, and we're premiering a full stream ahead of the album's release. It very much recalls the type of proto-punk that RFTT helped pioneer, and some songs hearken back to an era even earlier than that, with hints of The Stooges ("Muckraker," "You Be You") and The Velvet Underground ("How Can I Tell You"). It's good stuff, and it's cool to still be getting new music like this from a veteran like Craig. Stream the album here:

As mentioned, Craig is playing some release shows, including one at Brooklyn's Alphaville on Friday (9/9) with Richard Papiercuts, Stefan Christensen & Friends, and Consolidated Plastics. Tickets for that show are still available.