Mark Sultan Reveals Details for $

Mark Sultan Reveals Details for <i>$</i>
As we recently told you, Montreal-based garage punker Mark Sultan has been hard at work on a slew of projects. Following recent releases from the King Khan & BBQ Show and the Almighty Defenders, Sultan has readied new releases as BBQ and the Ding Dongs (with fellow city-man Bloodshot Bill). Most excitingly, however, we learned about Sultan's upcoming Last Gang debut. Now, we're happy to add some details.

As previously reported, the album is called $, and it will be his second album under his own name. If the album is anything like his first, 2007's The Sultanic Verses, then we're in for a real treat.

According to a press release, $ "will open ears and eyes to a name that is sometimes overlooked and to a voice and music that are sometimes not given the full credit they deserve. His talent and class will rise to the forefront without resorting to some peer's manufactured hype."

The release continues to say that the album will introduce Sultan's long-running influences, from "free-jazz, noise, psych and country."

$ will be released by Last Gang on April 13. Two songs from the album ("Status" and "I Am the End") can be heard on Sultan's MySpace page. Before and after the release date, Sultan will invade Europe and North America with some solo shows. Those dates include Canadian stops in Calgary and Toronto.


1. "Icicles"
2. "Don't Look Back"
3. "Ten of Hearts"
4. "Status"
5. "I Get Nothin' From My Girl"
6. "Go Beserk"
7. "I Am the End"
8. "Misery's Upon Us"
9. "I'll Be Lovin' You"
10. "Waiting For Me"
11. "Just to Hold You"
12. "Catastrophe"
13. "Nobody But You"

Tour dates:

3/4 Marghera, Italy - Pop Corn
3/5 Torino, Italy - Spazio 211
3/6 Cesena, Italy - Officina 49
3/10 Stockholm, Sweden - TBA
3/11 Goteborg, Sweden - Truckstop Alaska
3/12 Tranas, Sweden - Pub Babar
3/14 Helsinki, Finland - Bar Loose
3/17 Moss, Norway - House Of Rock
3/18 Tromso, Norway - Bastard
3/19 Bergen, Norway - Hinsides
3/20 Oslo, Norway - TBA
3/24 Calgary, AB - Broken City
3/26 Toronto, ON - Double Double Land
4/16 Los Angeles, CA - The Echo
4/19 San Francisco, CA - Bottom Of The Hill