NEWS: NEW LIVE ALBUM, 2018 TOUR DATES, ETC.

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UPCOMING DATES:

NOV 30 NYC City Winery – BOWIE TRIBUTE – I’m gonna sing ‘Starman’
DEC 01 NYC Murmrr – LOVE SPEECH – Anti Hate/Southern Poverty Law Center BENEFIT INFO
DEC 21 NYC Union Pool – Electric Trim Trio, support TBA

JAN 01 NYC City Winery – LR solo electric/acoustic. with Joe Arthur. New Year’s Day!

 
New Live Album Recorded At Rough Trade East
LEE RANALDO has announced details of a live album on Mute:
Electric Trim Live at Rough Trade East – out on 14 December 2018.

Recorded at London’s Rough Trade East record store in October 2017, and mixed by Raül ‘Refree’ Fernandez, the album depicts an intimate solo acoustic performance, the first UK date on his extensive Electric Trim tour before Ranaldo returned in early 2018 with the Electric Trim trio.

“It was cool to have the first Electric Trim show be in an intimate setting. I came over to Europe on a promo trip and did the show at Rough Trade East in London, and a rooftop session in Paris a few days later… I’m so proud of this group of songs, they are so exactly-what-I-wanted them to be, and they were still fresh at this moment – I was discovering them, stripping away all the arrangements to the simple, sturdy songs themselves with just a voice and a few acoustic guitars.”

Electric Trim Live at Rough Trade East – which features artwork by long time collaborator Richard Prince – marks the end of touring and releases for Electric Trim as Ranaldo returns to the studio to record its follow up.

 
Listen to two tracks from the live album, ‘Last Looks’ and ‘Circular (Right As Rain)’
 

‘ELECTRIC TRIM’ ALBUM RELEASED ON MUTE RECORDS, SEPTEMBER 15, 2017

My latest record, Electric Trim, was released Sept 2017 on Mute Records. So happy that this long-standing, artist-centric label is releasing my new LP, which I’m very proud of. It’s one of the best things I’ve done. Many friends have helped in the making of it, including my co-conspiritor Raul Refree, Nels Cline, Sharon Van Etten, Kid Millions, Alan Licht, Steve Shelley and Tim Luntzel. Most of the lyrics were written in collaboration with author Jonathan Lethem.
More info, album art, photos, etc is HERE.
ROLLING STONE ARTICLE on ELECTRIC TRIM.

RECENT VIDEOS FROM THE NEW ALBUM CAN BE FOUND HERE
including
UNCLE SKELETON by Elisa Ambrogio
MOROCCAN MOUNTAINS by Fred Riedel
THROWN OVER THE WALL by Lee
NEW THING by Naomi Yang
CIRCULAR (Right As Rain) by Fred Riedel and Lee

“HELLO HELLO HELLO : LEE RANALDO : ELECTRIC TRIM “, a film documentary about the making of the record, continues to screen at festivals and will hopefully come to a theater near you shortly, with digital release to follow (?). Screening will be announced here as they are scheduled. TRAILER HERE.
Latest screening information available HERE.

LIVE SOLO ACOUSTIC IN VIENNA 020316 FULL CONCERT VIDEO (& PRINT INTERVIEW):HERE

ART EXHIBITIONS:

SOCIAL PHOTOGRAPHY VI, at Carriage Trade, 277 Grand St, NYC. INFO.
Group show of celphone photos by many artists, sales support the gallery’s operating budget. Lee has a photo in the show, as does Leah, and Thurston and many others. Thru Sept 23, 2018.

OCTOBER-DECEMBER 2017 ART SHOWS, BELGIUM
Lee had 2 art shows in Belgium in October 2017, one of selected works,“Lost Ideas” at the Stadsmuseum ‘t Schippershof, in Menen, Belgium, and one of “New Works”, at Galerie Jan Dhaese, in Gent, Belgium. MORE INFO.

MY BILLBOARD PIECE ON THE SUMMER 2015 GRATEFUL DEAD @50 REUNION SHOWS IN CHICAGO: HERE

RECENT RELEASES:

lee_FRONT COVER MAMBIENT LOOP FOR VANCOUVER, limited edition 500 copies release, a hypnocic and lyrical 54 minute ambient composition featuring Alan Licht, Christian Marclay and William Hooker, previously only available as part of the special 10th anniversary edition of the book Road Movies. Put this on repeat for a few hours, a few days, a year or more. Available SY SHOP and thru IMPORTANT RECORDS SITE.

LOIN COVER fr webLEE RANALDO CONDUITE L’ORCHESTRE INHARMONIQUE DE NICE, limited edition 300 copies vinyl album of Lee’s Nice residency of 2014 working with the ad hoc “untrained orchestra” at the École Nationale Supérieure d’Arts à la Villa Arson in Nice, France. Lee conducted the performance here which was recorded live at the Villa Arson. Worth the price of admission for “Louie Louie” alone! INFO. VIDEO.
ACOUSTIC DUST LP coverACOUSTIC DUST, our album from Barcelona acoustic studio sessions from April 2013, is OUT NOW on Spanish label El Segell. Full-band acoustic versions of songs from both BETWEEN THE TIMES AND THE TIDES and LAST NIGHT ON EARTH as well as choice cover songs by Sandy Denny, Neil Young and The Monkees. www.elsegell.com

THE HIRED HANDS A tribute to Bruce Langhorne and in particular his soundtrack album for Peter Fonda’s film The Hired Hand. INFO.

ARTIFACTS (OF YOU), a flexi disc w cover also by Lee, part of Joyful Noise Recrodings 2015 flexi series (SOLD OUT). INFO.

SHIRLEY INSPIRED, Lee contributes a cover of ‘The Plains of Waterloo’ to this triple-vinyl release celebrating the work of the British folk singer Shirley Collins on the occasion of her 80th birthday, and as a fundraiser for a film about her career, ‘The Ballad of Shirley Collins’. Earth Records (Record Store Day release). INFO.

Two New Seven Inch Single Releases:
Lee Ranaldo/Tim Rogers split single
Tim Rogers (from Aussie band You Am I, that Lee produced in the 90s) and Lee did covers of each others songs for a single (and d/l) in support of S.L.A.M. Program (“Save Australia’s Live Music). It’s expensive, yes, but it’s a benefit item for a good cause…
info here: http://slamrally.org/donate

Lee Ranaldo and The Dust: acoustic 7″
Acoustic covers of Neil Young’s Revolution Blues and Sandy Denny’s Bushes and Briars that we recorded in Spain last April. A taste of the acoustic album The Dust should have ready for release by early summer. This is on the new-ish label of Primavera Sound, El Segell.
The only info on it we can find right now is this:
http://www.piccadillyrecords.com/pro…ell-93629.html

Late Descent #2: NEW VIDEO by Vice Cooler

Lee’s Guitar Clinic at Other Music in NYC on October 28, 2013: 

Lee on John Cage (January 2013): TEXT & AUDIO

Albatross: Lee Ranaldo Band feat. J Mascis appear on  ‘Just Tell Me That You Want Me: A Tribute To Fleetwood Mac’ performing ‘Albatross’, originally  a Peter Green led instrumental by Fleetwood Mac/1969 that inspired The Beatles’ Sun King. Hear the record at Soundcloud or via your favorite digital supplier or record store.

LEE’S WALKING MEN 99 TUMBLR BLOG–please send a pic
SOME ‘GRAMS FR THE ROAD-Instagram images from LRB touring this year…
NEW YORKER BLOG 4/25/12: TWO ACOUSTIC SONGS AND INTERVIEW.
Pitchfork’s +1Lee discusses his new LP and performs songs from it at Glasslands

MATADOR STORE –Order ‘Between The Times & The Tides’ 

LIVE ACOUSTIC ‘BIG BAND’ INSTORE, Melbourne (October 22, 2012).  Lee, Steve, Alan w Tim Luntzel on bass, plus Tim Barnes, perc and JP Shilo, violin:

SHOUTS:
STRANDED:

Lee Ranaldo Band live at The HiFi, Melbourne (October 24, 2012):

OFF THE WALL
ANGLES
TOMORROW NEVER COMES
XTINA AS I KNEW HER

LAST NIGHT ON EARTH DEMOS AND REHEARSALS 2XCD RELEASE:
New Double CD: The Rising Tide (Last Night On Earth Demos and Rehearsals). This limited edition package (1000 copies) collects alternate versions of some of the songs from the Last Night On Earth LP, in some cases in multiple versions. CD1 collects band rehearsals, while CD2 has Lee’s solo acoustic demos and a 25 minute instrumental version of The Rising Tide as well. This collection is exclusively available at live shows during 2014, but there are also some available at the SY store, HERE.

Limited Edition LP and 7″ Records (1000 copies ea):
Between the Times and the Tides TOUR LP (demos) and SEVEN-INCH (ALTERNATE MIXES of album trax) are now for sale at shows–and available in the SY store. Info HERE.

Lee’s new poetry chapbook, “How Not To Get Played On The Radio”, now out on SoundBarn Press. more info HERE. Available at SY Online Store HERE.

July 2012: Glacial “On Jones Beach” Full length album of Lee’s trio with Tony Buck and David Watson. LP only, comes w d/l card w extra material. Three Lobed Records. INFO HERE.

OTHER STUFF:
AMERICAN JUKEBOX Lee and David Amram wrote introductions for Chris Felver’s new book AMERICAN JUKEBOX, photographs of musicians (including Lee, Kim, & Thurston…).

Lee has a track on the Three Lobed Records all-guitarists recordstore day release “Eight Trails, One Path.”

Lee is also featured on a new Poetry CD by poet-musician David Amram.

19 Responses to NEWS: NEW LIVE ALBUM, 2018 TOUR DATES, ETC.

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  3. Arsenal soccer shirt says:

    Where did he hand go in the final version large image? It just disappears behind the tree it looks like, but the tree is behind her? The forest ATE HER HAND!!!

  4. brad says:

    Hey man…please come to Texas… ie. Dallas
    Please!

  5. Vladopus9 says:

    I have been a fan of yours and Sonic Youth for most of my life and I convinced my wife last night to take my ticket for the Nashville show instead of me attending because she has recently been suffering from artist block and I knew that the sounds you guys are creating could fill her back up. You did not disappoint. She came home floating and glowing and I just wanted to let you know that your music inspires and perpetuates art and I am sure that I am not the only individual who believes that. Thank you for all you have done and please keep writing and so will I.

  6. lena says:

    yr show in Louisville was such an incredible experience…I can’t thank you enough for everything!

  7. Mäx says:

    Please come to Montreal.

  8. burp murphy says:

    You are coming all the way to Oz but only playing Melbourne? Shurely you can melt some minds in some other towns – personally i’m hoping Adelaide benefits from a show. Flying all that way and all….

    Thanks for the music and everything.

  9. Brad says:

    Lee,

    I know you’ll be in Houston Sep. 22nd. Any chance you can book a show in Dallas around then? Maybe my living room? Seriously. I don’t have much cash but I have a nice house, decent friends, good drinks and food, and tons of instruments. Come play man!

    PS my bday is the 21st. What better way to celebrate life than with sounddzzz.

    PSS this is a very serious inquiry.

    -Brad

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  11. mark says:

    Hey, please check this out:

    http://std11.com/blog/?p=1807

    Live footage & picture from last nite in Araraquara

    Best wishes!

  12. soniclarsen says:

    yeah ! can’t wait your show in Bordeaux !!!

  13. Kitzia says:

    Hi Lee & The Dust band!
    Congrats for the new album, Im really excited and y I want to hear it! Anyway please please please pleaseee come to Mexico City, we want to hear the album here! 😉

  14. Eric says:

    Hi Lee!

    YES! Last Night On Earth is really great!

    All Belgians famous music fans waiting for you and the Dust this year
    We have a small country, but a really big cultural music mind!

    You very welcome again in Belgium Lee, come on!!

    Eric

  15. Jamie says:

    Any chance we’ll see you up in Hull, England any time soon? Can’t wait to see you live.

  16. anthony says:

    Have a great book to suggest, “Bohemia : The proto-culture then and now”
    If only there were more strands!!!!! -Anthony

  17. arnaud says:

    Won’t you come in Barcelona in 2016 ??

  18. Emma Coyle says:

    Congratulations on the new album Lee! Can’t wait to hear it. I hope you will be back playing in London very soon, and with Steve
    on drums!!

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