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Posted on Aug 28, 2014 08:02 am
Mark Lanegan Band have announced the release of their new album "Phantom Radio," which will come out on 20th October via Heavenly. It marks the follow-up proper to 2012's "Blues Funeral," but in the meantime Lanegan has been characteristically busy, recording a collaborative album with Duke Garwood ("Black Pudding") as well as last year's "Imitations" covers album.
Most recently, he's just released a five track EP, "No Bells on Sunday," acting as a taster of sorts for the full new album. In advance of "Phantom Radio"'s release, you can listen to the song "Floor of the Ocean" below.
"Phantom Radio" features ten tracks, including one further collaborative track with Duke Garwood, titled "I Am the Wolf." Its writing process was mainly centred around an app on Lanegan's phone called "Funk Box," from which he'd create beats to flesh out with guitar and synth.
"It's great to use because it's easy, and I'm the kind of guy who always chooses the path of least resistance," he said in a recent interview with the Quietus.
The current more electronic direction he's taking with music-making, he went on to explain, is "a reflection of what I'm into and taking some elements of music that I enjoy listening to, and then applying it to what I'm doing. I don't know if that will last forever but it's what I'm into right now. I look at every record as an opportunity to enjoy myself and try new things."
"Phantom Radio" tracklisting is:
01. Harvest Home 02. Judgement Time 03. Floor of the Ocean 04. The Killing Season 05. Seventh Day 06. I Am the Wolf 07. Torn Red Heart 08. Waltzing in Blue 09. The Wild People 10. Death Trip to Tulsa