Published Aug 26, 2009Troublesome troubadour Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson has announced the details for his second solo album. A follow-up to last year's excellent self-titled debut, the album is called Summer of Fear, and will be released by Robinson's new home at Saddle Creek.
Like his first record, Summer of Fear includes contributions from TV on the Radio's Kyp Malone and Grizzly Bear's Chris Taylor and Chris Bear, according to the press release. It also goes on to describe the record as "a biting cross-section of Petty and Dylan, Pavement and Fleetwood Mac, delivering a eulogy to yesterday and the curtain-drawing promise of another day."
However, Robinson himself says of the record, "It's like someone banging on a door really hard, until they start throwing their shoulder into it... then someone on the other side simply opens it and on the next lunge the solicitor goes hurtling across the threshold. It's well-produced, but there's a lot of frustration and rage on the record. Every song has a point of catharsis."
Unsurprisingly, Robinson already has a third album ready to be recorded, which he describes as having "actual songs... as opposed to vaguely melodic litanies of grievance."
Summer of Fear will be released on October 20, though tracklisting has yet to be announced.