Mark Lanegan Details 'Phantom Radio'
Published Aug 13, 2014Now that Mark Lanegan has gone ahead and issued his No Bells on Sunday, the gravelly voiced rock veteran has now revealed the details behind his next full-length, Phantom Radio.
The Mark Lanegan Band album is due in North America on October 14 via Vagrant Records, with a European release date through Heavenly Recordings likely coming the day before. Lanegan had previously teased news of Phantom Radio earlier in the summer, with the artist explaining that he had used the Funk Box phone app to write much of the album. He also admitted to elements of new wave creeping into the mix.
"That's the music that was happening when I started making music," he had said in a statement at the time. "And although the [Screaming Trees] drew on Nuggets psychedelia, 13th Floor Elevators and Love, we were actually listening to Echo and the Bunnymen, Rain Parade, the Gun Club. A lot of British post-punk. We loved that stuff. I just waited until I was in my late forties before I started ripping it off."
Alain Johannes (Queens of the Stone Age) both produced and co-wrote songs for the LP, while collaborator British guitarist Duke Garwood assisted with "I Am The Wolf," violinist Sietse van Gorkom co-wrote "The Killing Season," and Lanegan's girlfriend Shelley Brien added vocals to the set's "Floor of the Ocean."
Lanegan said of the latter: "It's rare for me to be moved by my own, but that song has a sadness that actually affected me when I heard it back. I'm very fond of it."
As the tracklisting down below confirms, the album also contains previously revealed number "Judgement Time." You'll find a recent live performance captured by radio station KEXP beneath the album info.
1. Harvest Home
2. Judgement Time
3. Floor Of The Ocean
4. The Killing Season
5. Seventh Day
6. I Am The Wolf
7. Torn Red Heart
8. Waltzing In Blue
9. The Wild People
10. Death Trip To Tulsa