♬ Mark Lanegan Band – Blues Funeral
Mark Lanegan is set to release Blues Funeral, his first solo album since 2004′s Bubblegum, on February 6, 2011. I just gave it a double pass-through and I couldn’t be more ecstatic to share it with everyone. Lanegan possesses one of the great whiskey & smoke voices of his generation, and several of his recordings from the 90′s–both as a solo artist (Whiskey for the Holy Ghost, Scraps at Midnight, I’ll Take Care of You) and as frontman for The Screaming Trees (Sweet Oblivion, Dust)–are required listening for any fan of the era.
Blues Funeral was recorded in Hollywood, California and features guest appearances from Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age), Greg Dulli (the Afghan Whigs) and Jack Irons (the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pearl Jam, Neil Young). It’s now available to stream below, and a few of the tracks are a pretty serious change in musical style for Lanegan. I think it might be his best work to date. Let me know what you think.
Immediately following the release of Blues Funeral, Lanegan has dates scheduled in NYC and LA, then he’s off to Europe in support of the release. Expect US dates to begin in mid-April.
Mark Lanegan has sung with Screaming Trees, Queens Of the Stone Age, The Twilight Singers, The Gutter Twins, Soulsavers and Isobel Campbell. The Ellensburg, Washington native currently resides in Los Angeles, California.