Published Oct 26, 2010Although Daniel Lanois was recently involved in a near-fatal motorcycle crash, he is not showing any signs of slowing down. Not only did the Canadian songwriter/super-producer recently finish up working on Neil Youngs Le Noise, but Lanois is also preparing for the release of the self-titled debut album from his band Black Dub.
The LP isnt due out until November 2 via Jive Records, but you can listen to it here, where it will be streaming all week on Exclaim.ca.
Consisting of Lanois on guitar, Brian Blade on drums, Daryl Johnson on bass and vocalist Trixie Whitley behind the mic, Black Dub come out with an album described as rock-edged but with a soulful, symphonic commentary informed by Jamaican dub culture. In an interview with Rolling Stone, Lanois said of Black Dub, I had been fantasizing about putting a band together for a long time that would allow me to write music with a funkier angle.
The album was recorded in Los Angeles with a focus on live sessions, often done in one take, exhibiting the band's high level of musicianship. The record features 11 tracks, including the lead single I Believe In You, the blues-inspired Surely and Caanan, which comes loaded with a gospel-esque feel.
You can hear it all for yourself; Black Dub will be streaming in its entirety on Exclaim.ca until November 1.
Stay tuned for these future full-album streams on Exclaim.ca:
Brian Eno Small Craft on a Milk Sea November 2 to November 8
Cee-Lo Green The Lady Killer November 9 to November 15
Russian Futurists The Weight's on the Wheels November 16 to November 22
My Chemical Romance Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys November 23 to November 29