Lee Ranaldo announces new album Electric Trim, shares new track, tours wherever he FEELS LIKE, cuz he’s Lee Ranaldo

Lee Ranaldo announces new album Electric Trim, shares new track, tours wherever he FEELS LIKE, cuz he's Lee Ranaldo
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Lee Ranaldo (that guy with the gray hair since-forever that was always walking around holding guitars and stomping on little boxes in that awesome band Sonic Youth) is still determinedly doing his thang — Sonic Youth or NO Sonic Youth! And to prove it, he’s lined up a new collection of songs and bundled them into an album called Electric Trim which will be released via Mute on September 15.

“I’m so excited about this record, it represents new developments and directions for me and I can’t wait to hit the road and play this music live,” says Ranaldo about his follow-up to 2013’s Last Night On Earth. “I’m also so pleased to partner with Mute for this release – it’s like a homecoming of sorts as Sonic Youth’s early records were released on Blast First/Mute. To me Mute has always been a true artist’s label, concentrating first and foremost on the music.”

But there’s no need to get all mopey about the fact that this isn’t a proper Sonic Youth record because:

a) Life moves on, nothing lasts forever…deal with it; and b) Electric Trim was recorded New York City and Barcelona with producer Raül “Refree” Fernandez and boasts a host of excellent musicians, including Sharon van Etten, Nels Cline, Kid Millions, Steve Shelley (who actually was in Sonic Youth too), Alan Licht, and Tim Luntzel!

If you’re still not convinced, cop the lead single “Circular (Right As Rain)” below and mollify yourself with the nice smattering of U.S. tour dates that Ranaldo has just embarked upon. You’ll be feeling right-as-rain about all this heady new information in no time. Promise.

Electric Trim tracklisting:

01. Moroccan Mountains
02. Uncle Skeleton
03. Let’s Start Again
04. Last Looks (with Sharon Van Etten)
05. Circular (Right As Rain)
06. Electric Trim
07. Purloined
08. Thrown Over The Wall
09. New Thing

Lee Ranaldo tour:

06.15.17 - Atlanta, GA - 40 Watt Club
06.17.17 - Birmingham, AL - Saturn
06.18.17 - New Orleans, LA - Gasa Gasa
06.19.17 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall
06.20.17 - Dallas, TX - Sons of Hermann Hall
06.21.17 - Austin, TX - The North Door
06.23.17 - Oxford, MS - Proud Larry’s
06.24.17 - Nashville, TN - The Anchor Fellowship

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