Lee Ranaldo has announced details of a new solo album.
The former Sonic Youth man, last seen with 2013’s ‘Last Night on Earth’, will release ‘Electric Trim’ on 15th September via his new - but also old - home of Mute.
“I’m so excited about this record,” he says in a statement. “It represents new developments and directions for me and I can’t wait to hit the road and play this music live. I’m also so pleased to partner with Mute for this release – it’s like a homecoming of sorts as Sonic Youth’s early records were released on Blast First / Mute. To me Mute has always been a true artist’s label, concentrating first and foremost on the music. I can’t wait for everyone to hear this music.”
The record also features Sharon Van Etten - who sings on six tracks, and duets proper on one - titled ’Last Looks’. Other collaborators include Sonic Youth drummer Steve Shelley, and Wilco’s Nels Cline.
The track listing is:
Let’s Start Again
Circular (Right As Rain)
Thrown Over The Wall
Listen to ‘Circular (Right As Rain)’ below.
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