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NEWS, DATES, ANNOUNCEMENTS

Official Facebook Twitter feed: @leeranaldo Instagram: leeranaldo Lee Ranaldo & The Dust ACOUSTIC DUST LP coming in September Or October, 2014… More details soon… UPCOMING DATES: Sept 5 Brooklyn NY – Dither Extravaganza – Lee performs solo for this new music event, probably btwn 6-7pm. INFO Sept 17 Krakow, Poland – Lee performs his composition […]

Blackt Out Video
Blackt Out Video

“A movie of a song in a dream of a movie.” Directed by Fred Riedel, the basic concept plays off particular images of the Velvet Underground as filmed by Andy Warhol in the late 60s, casually rehearsing at the Factory, performing (as The Exploding Plastic Inevitable) on St Marks Place with projections and dancers, and […]

LAST NIGHT ON EARTH ALBUM
LAST NIGHT ON EARTH ALBUM

  FROM ALLMUSIC.COM: Review by Heather Phares As Sonic Youth‘s members explored their individual careers during the band’s hiatus, it was fascinating to hear their projects develop. Between the Times and the Tides allowed Lee Ranaldo‘s more pastoral, mystical side to flourish, and it’s in even fuller flower on Last Night on Earth. This is also the debut of Ranaldo‘s group the Dust, […]

THE RISING TIDE–NEW DOUBLE CD
THE RISING TIDE–NEW DOUBLE CD

The Rising Tide Notes This set contains various recordings of the developing material for the album Last Night On Earth. My interest in presenting them here – in some cases in multiple variations – has to do with the nature of much of this material, which began on acoustic guitars at home and, with The […]

STRAY VIDEOS
STRAY VIDEOS

Here are some videos that I’ve recently shot. Not performance videos, just some stray journal-type stuff. This long video (25min) consists of a selection of (mostly) iPhone films from the last year or so, inspired in large part by my trip with The Dust to India in September 2013, set to a long instrumental mix […]

SOME RECENT PERFORMANCE PIX
SOME RECENT PERFORMANCE PIX

THE DUST, LAUSANNE 111713 by Catherine Ceresole THE DUST, EXIT/IN NASHVILLE 102213 BY JAKE NETTER     THE DUST AT TERMINAL 5 NEW YORK 102513 BY A.F. CORTÉS 102513      

BETWEEN THE TIMES AND THE TIDES – VIDEOS
BETWEEN THE TIMES AND THE TIDES – VIDEOS

OFF THE WALL video Here is the first video from my LP ‘Between the Tides and the Times’. Live footage shot by Patrick Suddath/Pantophobia at Glasslands, Brooklyn. Other footage shot by me: Battery Park trees, Holland tunnel, Frey in Walt Whitman’s woods, girl fr Calgary, MP3 experiment in Hudson River Park, David Linton installation at […]

Walking Men 99 pix request
Walking Men 99 pix request

Please check out my tumblr site on artist Maya Kalman’s work, and if you are in downtown Manhattan, please send me a photo of yourself at the site—find yr city or yr dream— http://tidesandtimes-walkingmen99.tumblr.com/

InstaGram Feed
InstaGram Feed

A collection of Instagram images from touring and travels… you can clik on the pix for the captions etc. This page is still a work in progress…. clik on any image to start a slide show and see orig captions.

TOUR-ONLY ALBUM AND SINGLE
TOUR-ONLY ALBUM AND SINGLE

MAY 2012 Just pressed up, a tour only twelve inch record (w download card) that collects all the ‘band demos’ currently in circulation–8 tracks recorded by Lee and rhythm section of Steve Shelley and Irwin Menken prior to the sessions for Between the Tides and the Times. Also a 7″ with the two ‘alternate mixes’ […]

Between The Times & The Tides LP
Between The Times & The Tides LP

Between The Times & The Tides, Lee’s first song-based solo album, was released on March 20, 2012. “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 […]

HURRICANE SANDY TRANSCRIPTIONS
HURRICANE SANDY TRANSCRIPTIONS

HURRICANE SANDY TRANSCRIPTIONS (Last Night On Earth) In the autumn of 2012 I was working on some musical ideas on acoustic guitar for a swirling repetitive piece, and wondering if it would be something I could adapt for Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop, a string ensemble from Berlin who had commissioned me to write a piece for them. […]

‘Experimental Folksinger’ – Porto – 111911
'Experimental Folksinger' - Porto - 111911

I played a solo acoustic show Saturday night (not a frequent occurrence for me!) at Rem Koolhaus’ amazing Casa Da Musica concert hall in Porto, Portugal. Sort of ‘Experimental Folksinger’ mode haha… I was playing songs from my forthcoming LP ‘Between the Times & the Tides’ which comes out via Matador on March 20, 2012. […]

scenes fr the BTT&TT LP sessions
scenes fr the BTT&TT LP sessions

Nels Cline: guitar, lap steel Alan Licht: guitar, marimba John Medeski: organ, farfisa, piano Irwin Menken: bass Lee Ranaldo: guitar, vocals, percussion Steve Shelley: drums with Bob Bert: Congas Kathy Leisen: backing vocals Jim O’Rourke: bass Leah Singer: riot vocal Van Morrison Discography Blowin’ Your Mind! (1967) Astral Weeks (1968) Moondance (1970) His Band and […]

LR band/Bellhouse 101511 first gig pix etc
LR band/Bellhouse 101511 first gig pix etc

Here’s some photos and videos of my first gig, at The BellHouse in Brooklyn, opening for Wild Flag (who were fantastic). With Steve Shelley, Alan Licht, Irwin Menken.  The album’s coming in March… Two videos shot by Pantophobia: These shots are by Maria Builes: guitars by Janet Weiss: 2 by Patrick Suddath: Setlist by JennBenn: […]

June 2010-Dennis Cooper Blogs LR
June 2010-Dennis Cooper Blogs LR

I just came across this page again from Dennis Cooper’s blog, and figured I’d create a post about it here. It’s called “10 things made at least in part by Lee Ranaldo’, and was done, unbeknownst to me, by Dennis in June of 2010. I was pretty flattered that he took the time to compile […]

SHOUTS
SHOUTS

Everybodys shouting / there’s shots out on the streets I can’t hear the words they’re saying / reports are incomplete A caustic wind inside the walls Harsh words rain down upon us all Gathering a nation, I smell gasoline The misfits and creations of endless magazines False clues to what’s behind the door Can you […]

GAFFERS TAPE
GAFFERS TAPE

The wireless transmitter will be gaffers taped to the gtr and the receiver will go into my pedals (at the edge of the “swing-circle”). The output from my pedals will be sent to an A/B box (which I’ll bring) and from there to the 2 Fender Twin Reverb amps.