NEWS: NEW ALBUM SEPT15, TOUR DATES, NEWS

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NEW ALBUM ‘ELECTRIC TRIM’ ON MUTE RECORDS, SEPTEMBER 15 RELEASE ANNOUNCED


My new record, Electric Trim, is out now on @muterecords. 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 ever done – I can’t wait for you all to hear it! 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. Many of the lyrics were written in collaboration with author Jonathan Lethem. MUTE ANNOUNCEMENT
More info about the album HERE.
ROLLING STONE ARTICLE on ELECTRIC TRIM.

‘Thrown Over The Wall’, a live solo version of a song from Electric Trim, is now released – you can see the video here:

A song for the resistance: We use a telescope to measure great distances, a micrometer or microscope to explore minutia. The scale is vast, from infinite to infinitesimal; we humans but a momentary blip on the cosmic timeline. Last of your kind? RESIST/Eyes Ahead/Inclusion not Exclusion/RESIST. Radio Wave studios, Prague; King Kong/Rai Uno, Rome. Lyrics: Jonathan Lethem+LR. Edit: LR

‘New Thing’, from Electric Trim, is now released – you can see the video here:

‘Circular (Right as Rain)’, from Electric Trim, is now released – you can see the video here:

“HELLO HELLO HELLO : LEE RANALDO : ELECTRIC TRIM “, a film documentary about the making of the record, is beginning to screen at festivals and will hopefully come to a theater near you shortly. Screening will be announced here as they are scheduled. TRAILER HERE.

Upcoming screenings:
SEPT 15 – (Album release day!): New Jersey Film Festival, New Brunswick, NJ, US – 7PM Opening Night Presentation INFO.
SEPT 29 – SP Madrid Art Film Festival – Opening Night.
OCT 14 – BE CC De Steiger Menen, Belgium (as a component event of Lee Ranaldo: Lost Ideas exhibition)
OCT 20 – PL FONOMO Music & Film Festival, Bydgoszcz, Poland.
OCT 26 – Clinton Street Theater, Portland, OR.
OCT 28 – The Gig Harbor Film Festival, Seattle, WA.
Updated screening information available HERE.

UPCOMING DATES:

Oct 02 – London – Rough Trade East – short solo acoustic set and record signing at RT store in London. INFO.

Oct 06 – Atelier Claus, Brussels, Belgium – solo acoustic show. INFO.

Oct 11 – CLUB N9, Eeklo, Belgium – solo electric performance

LEE OCTOBER ART SHOWS + PERFORMANCES, BELGIUM
Lee Ranaldo – new works: drawings, paintings and prints

Galerie Jan Dhaese
Ajuinlei 15B
9000 Gent, Belgium
Oct 15, 2017 – Dec 19, 2017

Lee Ranaldo – “Lost Ideas” (selected works, ’80s, ’90s, ’00s)
Stadsmuseum ‘t Schippershof & Cultuurcentrum De Steiger
Rijselstraat 77, 8930 Menen, Belgium
Oct 13, 2017 – Dec 17, 2017
Oct 13- LR electric gtr short performance at opening
Oct 14- LR acoustic solo show in the evening

US TOUR DATES – Lee Ranaldo & Band:
10/24 Los Angeles, CA @ Zebulon
10/25 San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
10/27 Portland, OR @ Bunk Bar
10/28 Seattle, WA @ Barboza
10/29 Vancouver, BC @ The Cobalt
11/01 Burlington, VT @ ArtsRiot
11/02 Montreal, QC @ La Sala Rossa
11/03 Toronto, ON @ Great Hall
11/04 Detroit, MI @ El Club
11/05 Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
11/06 Columbus, OH Ace of Cups
11/08 Boston, MA @ ONCE Ballroom
11/09 Brooklyn, NY @ Bell House
11/10 Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
11/11 Washington, DC @ Black Cat

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

ART EXHIBITIONS:
LEE OCTOBER ART SHOWS, BELGIUM

Galerie Jan Dhaese
Gent Belgium
Lee Ranaldo – new works: drawings, prints and paintings
Oct 15, 2017 – Dec 19, 2017

Stadsmuseum ‘t Schippershof
Menen, Belgium
Lee Ranaldo – selected works, “1989 thru 2016” (no official title yet!)
Oct 13, 2017 – Dec 17, 2017
Oct 13- LR electric gtr short performance at opening
Oct 14- LR acoustic solo show in evening

 

 

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 VIDEO MEMENTOS OF GREECE, APRIL 2015:

INDIA ETC 2013-14 Here’s a long experimental video (25min) from 2014, INDIA, ETC 2013-2014. It consists of a selection of (mostly) iPhone films from that period, inspired in large part by a trip with The Dust to India in September 2013. The visuals are set to an instrumental mix of an early version of The Rising Tide, recorded 012313 with The Dust (Steve Shelley, Alan Licht, Tim Luntzel) [and included on our double CD of Demos & Rehearsals]:

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: 

Hammer Blows video

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 Ranaldo Band plays 4 songs on RollingStone.com plus interview.

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:      http://vimeo.com/51922165
STRANDED:  http://vimeo.com/51921478

Lee Ranaldo Band live at The HiFi, Melbourne (October 24, 2012):
OFF THE WALL   https://vimeo.com/52093156
ANGLES   https://vimeo.com/52093157
TOMORROW NEVER COMES   https://vimeo.com/52093159
XTINA AS I KNEW HER   https://vimeo.com/52093969

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.

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17 Responses to NEWS: NEW ALBUM SEPT15, TOUR DATES, NEWS

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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 ??

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