Published Jun 04, 2009Here's a riddle: What do Spiritualized's Jason Pierce, Faith No More's Mike Patton and Gibby Haynes of Butthole Surfers all have in common?
If you said that they were once in great bands and are now shadows of their former selves you'd be right, but that's hardly breaking news.
No, that linking factor isn't the point at all. The real scoop is how all three of these front-men have agreed to partake in the new album from Britain's Soulsavers, who are calling their latest Broken.
Comprised of production duo Rich Machin and Ian Glover, the electronic outfit have been kicking about since 2000 but haven't released anything since 2007's Exclaim!-approvedIt's Not How Far You Fall, It's the Way You Land. That album cemented the team's modus operandi of working with guest vocalists by featuring Screaming Trees singer Mark Lanegan, who apparently does the bulk of the vocals on Broken.
On the record, Pierce duets with Lanegan on a tune, while Patton and Haynes appear on their individual tracks. Not only that but the star-studded affair will also be preceded by a seven-inch single featuring Will "Bonnie 'Prince' Billy" Oldham singing the Lanegan-penned track "Sunrise" on the A-side and Lanegan doing the Oldham song "You Will Miss Me When I Burn" on the flip.
No release dates have been confirmed yet for either the single or the full-length.