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Mark Lanegan is the guest on Marc Maron’s latest episode of The WTF podcast

Mark Lanegan is the guest on Marc Maron’s latest episode of The WTF podcast:

“Mark Lanegan is the soft-spoken elder statesman of the 90s Seattle grunge scene. Marc Maron talks with the former frontman of Screaming Trees and finds out how Mark went on to collaborate with a wide variety of artists, from Guns ‘N’ Roses to Belle and Sebastian.”

LISTEN TO THE PODCAST HERE.

Pitchfork have all the latest news on the podcast and the US summer tour here. 

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US Summer tour announced

Mark Lanegan Band has announced an upcoming US tour in August. The dates come after the release of his new album Gargoyle, which is out this week on Heavenly Recordings. The 10-track LP showcases collaborations with English musician Rob Marshall and features guest appearances from long-time collaborators Josh Homme, Greg Dulli and Duke Garwood.

 

 

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Gargoyle

Heavenly Recordings are thrilled to announce the release of Gargoyle, the new album from MARK LANEGAN BAND, on 28th April 2017 via the label. The 10-track LP features guest appearances from long-time collaborators Josh Homme, Greg Dulli and Duke Garwood. Lead track ‘Nocturne’ is currently premiering on Stereogum and can be heard HERE. An extensive European tour has also been announced throughout the summer, beginning in the UK with the below June dates which include a Glastonbury festival appearance:

Monday 19th June – BIRMINGHAM – Library tickets
Tuesday 20th June – GLASGOW – Garage tickets
Wednesday 21st June – MANCHESTER – Ritz tickets
Thursday 22nd June – LONDON – KOKO tickets
Friday 23rd June – PILTON – Glastonbury Festival

photo by Eric Gabriel.

Gargoyle tracklisting:

  1. Deaths Head Tattoo
  2. Nocturne
  3. Blue Blue Sea
  4. Beehive
  5. Sister
  6. Emperor
  7. Goodbye To Beauty
  8. Drunk On Destruction
  9. First Day Of Winter
  10. Old Swan

Critical acclaim for Phantom Radio, the previous album from Mark Lanegan Band, released late 2014:

“Lanegan deserves elevation to the front rank of rock artists and Phantom Radio may be the album to finally force that shift.” The Independent – 5 Stars ***** (Album Of The Week)

“A brave inspired step into the unknown.” MOJO – 4 Stars ****

“Like Lee Hazlewood were performing early-80s New Order.” Q – 4 Stars ****

“A beautiful set that balances Lanegan’s ongoing love of blues and folk with further explorations of the electronic terrain he explored on 2012’s Blues Funeral.” Uncut – 8/10

“A graceful record that brings out the very best in the gruff veteran.” NME – 8/10

“A career highlight… The Superb ‘Floor Of The Ocean’ could be the Sisters Of Mercy covering Joy Division, while ‘Torn Red Heart’ might be the most beautiful love song Lanegan has ever recorded.” The Guardian – 4 Stars ****

“Phantom Radio proves that there’s not just mileage left in him still, but that he’s going to lead us to many more places yet.” DIY – 4 Stars ****

“These songs are compelling, bleak, bruising and brilliantly realised… A compelling return.” The Sun – 4 Stars ****

“Phantom Radio builds on the electro leanings of 2012’s Blues Funeral, taking us back to the gloomier bits of the 1980s, with the transitional Joy Division/New Order a reference point.”

The Sunday Times (Album Of The Week)

“His voice, if anything, is getting better with age – grittier by the year and more soulful… There’s no faking this kind of quality.” Classic Rock – 8/10

“Rich in blood, sweat and atmospherics… With no sign of any creative let-up as he approaches his 50th birthday, its time to tune in and feel the spirit.” The Mirror – 4 Stars ****

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Your attention please

It is with a heavy heart that The Afghan Whigs are announcing two special performances of their classic album Black Love in its entirety in New Orleans and Los Angeles along with performances from Mark Lanegan, Ani DiFranco, Morning 40 Federation, King James & The Special Men C.C. Adcock & The Lafayette Marquis, Moby and Carina Round.

Long-time The Afghan Whigs, The Gutter Twins and The Twilight Singers guitarist Dave Rosser was recently diagnosed with inoperable colon cancer.

“Dave Rosser has been my close friend and bandmate for over a decade now,” Greg Dulli commented. “By doing these shows for him we hope to ease any financial stress he may face as he pursues treatment to combat his illness. 100% of the proceeds from these shows will go to his medical care. I’m hopeful that folks will come out and show their support for Dave who will be performing with us.”

The New Orleans show will take place at The Civic Theatre on Saturday December 10th and feature performances from: The Afghan Whigs, Mark Lanegan, Ani DiFranco, Morning 40 Federation, King James & The Special Men, and C.C. Adcock & The Lafayette Marquis along with special guests.

The Los Angeles show will take place on December 14th at The Teragram Ballroom featuring sets from: The Afghan Whigs, Mark Lanegan, Moby and Carina Round.

Tickets for both shows will go on sale this Friday November 4th.

For fans who cannot attend either show, we encourage you to donate to Dave Rosser On Guitar medical fund here: https://www.gofundme.com/daverosser

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Splendour In The Grass and other Australian dates announced

 

Jul 22 Croxton Melbourne, Australia
Jul 23 Factory Theatre Sydney, Australia
Jul 24 Splendour In The Grass Byron Bay Nsw, Australia
Jul 28 Goffert Openlucht Theater Nijmegen, Netherlands
Jul 29 Melkweg The Max Amsterdam, Netherlands
Jul 30 MUSEUM M Leuven, Belgium
Aug 02 Binnenplein Belfort Bruges, Belgium
Aug 03 Primosten – SuperUho Festival Sibenik, Croatia
Aug 05 PALP Festival / Association Grand Mirific Martigny, Switzerland
Aug 06 PALP Festival / Association Grand Mirific Martigny, Switzerland

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