“Off The Wall”, the first song from the LP “Between The Times & The Tides” is now up on Matador’s site for listening. This track is also out now (1/14) on vinyl+d/l on a low-priced Matador/True Panther sampler ($1.98!) called ‘Intended Play’. It’s also up on iTunes now (1/16). The album hits March 20, and Matador is taking pre-orders NOW… Check it out!
Coming March 20, Lee Ranaldo’s ‘Between The Times & The Tides’
“Songs can go a million different ways,” declares Lee Ranaldo in the liner notes for his forthcoming Matador solo album, ‘Between The Times & The Tides’, and let me be the first to accuse the Sonic Youth guitarist / not-often-enough vocalist of severe hyperbole. The kinetic, crafted results on ‘Between…’ are more in the several thousand territory, but it’s most certainly a record that will amaze even the most ardent followers of Ranaldo’s work. Joined by an all-star cast including Nels Cline, Alan Licht, John Medeski, bassist Irwin Menken and longtime associate Steve Shelley (and featuring cameos from old friends Jim O’Rourke and Bob Bert), the album is equal parts smart, confident and loose in a manner that recalls some of our favorite rock’n’roll projects…yet sounds like a fantastic new band that was apparently being assembled right under our noses.–Gerard Cosloy/Matablog
Produced by Lee Ranaldo and John Agnello
Lee Ranaldo: vocals & guitars
guitars: Alan Licht, Nels Cline
keyboards: John Medeski
bass: Irwin Menken, Jim O’Rourke
drums: Steve Shelley
percussion: Bob Bert
additional vocals: Kathy Leisen, Leah Singer
Fresh off their very first dates in late 2011 at The Bell House, Glasslands and Maxwell’s, Lee and a lineup featuring Steve Shelley, Alan Licht and Irwin Menken will be playing more soon – 2012 tour dates will be announced as soon as we have ‘em, and look forward to preorder info from the Matador Store and other outlets shortly as well.