Published Jun 15, 2011It's been a couple of years since Eagles of Death Metal frontman Jesse Hughes announced he was recording a solo album. At the time, he was vocal about wanting to stack up the disc with a dream team lineup including Dr. Dre and Outkast member Andre 3000. Regrettably, no info available suggests either rapper is on his upcoming set, but, hey, at least we have a release date for this thing.
Under the nom de plume Boots Electric, Hughes will release his debut, Honkey Kong on September 20 through Dangerbird Records. You might remember that the proposed album title way back in 2009 was Boots Electric Fabulous Weapon. Seems like he's taking the persona to bigger heights than he had originally anticipated.
A press release explains that while the record does maintain that Hughes still delivers his tunes with a rock'n'roll swagger, tunes like opener "Complexity" signal a new direction, namely "glam pop" and "keyboard-heavy dance grooves."
While he may or may not be lacking some musicians from his wish list, he did wrangle up Beastie Boys collaborator Money Mark, who co-wrote the album with Hughes, to play keyboards and tapped Tony Hoffer (Beck, Depeche Mode) to produce. While a tracklisting has yet to pop up, down below you can stream space funk number "Boots Electric Theme," which features former Distillers singer Brody Dalle on backups.