On the heels of last week’s album premiere, and on the eve of tomorrow’s album release, Lee Ranaldo And The Dust will be performing a selection of tunes from their new album Last Night On Earth today for WNYC’s Soundcheck. The set streams live at Soundcheck.org and WNYC.org starting at 2pm EDT. Those of you who prefer your radio sessions on the actual radio, stay tuned (no pun intended) to the Matablog for broadcast details.
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We’re a week away from the release of Lee Ranaldo & The Dust’s ‘Last Night On Earth’, hailed by one observer as “a guitar masterclass”, and we’re pleased to announce you can preview the album in full via the following two outlets ;
Tour dates after the jump :
Lee tells RS that the song originated acoustically and resembling Neil Young’s “Ambulance Blues,” before morphing & expanding (as most of the songs on this album do) into a beautifully turbulent, darkly melodic guitar freakout.
You can also check out another album track, “Lecce, Leaving,” HERE. “Last Night On Earth” is out October 8.
photograph by John Von Pamer
“A solo record works best when you feel like you’re opening a window into somebody’s life, experiencing the things they’re going through or thinking about, places they’re seeing, through their eyes. At its best, you find a universality in it.”
– Lee Ranaldo
On October 8 (October 7 in the UK and Europe), Matador will be releasing ‘Last Night On Earth’, the album from Sonic Youth founding member Lee Ranaldo and The Dust (drummer Steve Shelley, guitarist Alan Licht and bassist Tim Lüntzel). A more intense, expansive work than 2012′s ‘Between The Times & The Tides’, ‘Last Night’ — while certainly darker in tone & lyrical content than its immediate predecessor, is the sort of dizzying electric guitar clinic that ranks amongst the best from any era. After an exhaustive stretch of domestic and international touring (with more to come — see below) Lee & The Dust have formed a powerhouse unit, and we’re confident the results of these Echo Canyon West sessions will impress & inspire for months to come, if not far longer. Here’s an initial sample in the album’s “Lecce, Leaving” :
(below : Lee discusses the album with WNYC “Soundcheck”‘s John Schaefer)
Upcoming dates after the jump :