Published Mar 04, 2009Resurrected glitter rockers New York Dolls are coming back at us with a new album dubbed 'Cause I Sez So, which for the first time since the band's self-titled 1973 debut, will be produced by famed boardsman Todd Rundgren.
The Dolls apparently laid down this follow-up to their 2006 reunion effort, One Day It Will Please Us to Remember Even This, at Utopia Sound Studio in Kauai, Hawaii, recording 11 new originals with Rundgren and a revamped version of their 1973 track "Trash."
In a statement, head Doll David Johansen said: "It was amazing working with Todd again, and I think we were able to evoke the special sound of our first album and drag it by the hair into the present."
The band are set to embark on a full-fledged U.S. tour in May, but so far have only announced a trio of shows for this year's SXSW in Austin, which will be played by the band's current line-up of Johansen (vocals), Sylvain Sylvain (guitar), Steve Conte (guitar), Brian Delaney (drums) and Sami Yaffa (bass).
New York Dolls have also passed us the tracklist to 'Cause I Sez So, which is due out May 5 via Warner affiliate Atco.
Here it is:
1."'Cause I Sez So"
2. "Muddy Bones"
3. "Better Than"
4. "Lonely So Long"
5. "My World"
7. "Temptation to Exist"
8. "Making Rain"
10. "Nobody Got No Bizness"
12. "Exorcism of Despair"