Lee Ranaldo and the Dust Announce 'Last Night on Earth,' Share New Track

Lee Ranaldo and the Dust Announce 'Last Night on Earth,' Share New Track
Thanks to Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon's split, the members of Sonic Youth are spending 2013 involved with other projects, and for Lee Ranaldo, this means an album with his new band the Dust. The record is called Last Night on Earth, and it's out on October 8 through Matador.

As previously reported, Lee Ranaldo and the Dust features the iconic six-stringer joined by drummer Steve Shelley, guitarist Alan Licht and bassist Tim Lüntzel. A press release notes that Last Night on Earth is darker and more expansive than 2012's Between the Times & the Tides; this one is said to be "the sort of dizzying electric guitar clinic that ranks amongst the best from any era."

The album was recorded at Sonic Youth's Echo Canyon West studio in Hoboken, NJ. For a taste of what the band cooked up, stream opening cut "Lecce, Leaving" below; it combines the jangle of early R.E.M. with a little alt-rock muscle and includes a noisy psych jam.

The album is available to pre-order on CD, double-vinyl or digitally. Go to Matador's site to peruse your options, and see the tracklist below.

Scroll past the tracklist to see Renaldo's previously announced upcoming tour schedule. It includes a Toronto show on October 11, plus a heap of U.S. and European gigs.

Last Night on Earth:

1. Lecce, Leaving
2. Key/Hole
3. Home Chds
4. The Rising Tie
5. Last Night on Earth
6. By the Window
7. Late Descent #2
8. Ambulancer
9. Blackt Out
10. Late Descent #2 (Dusted Mix) (iTunes bonus track)

Tour dates:

10/08 Hudson, NY - Club Helsinki

10/09 Buffalo, NY - Tralf Music Hall

10/11 Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern

10/12 Detroit, MI - Trinosophes

10/13 Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle

10/14 Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon

10/15 Minneapolis, MN - The Triple Rock

10/17 Iowa City, IA - Gabe's

10/18 Omaha, NE - The Waiting Room *

10/19 Lawrence, KS - The Bottleneck *

10/20 St. Louis, MO - The Firebird *

10/22 Nashville, TN - Exit/In

10/23 Asheville, NC - The Grey Eagle

10/25 Brooklyn, NY - The Bell House
11/10 Groningen, Netherlands - Vera

11/11 Hamburg, Germany - Kampnagel

11/13 Cologne, Germany - Gebaude 9

11/13 Metz, France - Acoustic Show At Le Musée De La Cour D'or

11/15 Metz, France - Caveau Des Trinitaires - Musique Volante Festival

11/17 Lausanne, Switzerland - Le Romandie

11/18 Feyzin, France - Epicerie Moderne

11/20 Villeneuve D'asq, France - Festival Tour De Chauffe At La Ferme D'en Haut

11/21 London, UK - The Garage

11/22 Camber Sands, UK - ATP Festival at Camber Sands

11/23 Paris, France - Boulogne Billancourt BB Mix Festival

11/25 Poitiers, France - Confort Moderne

11/26 Tours, France - Temps Machine
12/06 Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge

12/07 Vancouver, BC - Biltmore Cabaret

12/08 Seattle, WA - Barboza

12/11 San Francisco, CA - The Chapel

12/13 Los Angeles, CA - The Echo

* with Built to Spill