Mark Lanegan Band will release their new album, Phantom Radio, on October 21st via Vagrant Records. In anticipation, the album is streaming in full below.
The 10-track effort serves as a follow-up to the No Bells On Sunday EP, which hit shelves back in July. According to a press release, Lanegan’s “chief compositional tool on Phantom Radio was his phone – specifically an app called Funk Box.” In a statement, he said, “I didn’t bother to hook up my 909 and 808 this time, because the app had ’em. I’d write drum parts with it then add music with the synthesizer or the guitar.”
The press release explains that “the album grew organically from these synthetic roots, taking in Mark’s ongoing love of Krautrock and also an ’80s new wave show on Sirius satellite radio, his favored aural companion as he drives around Los Angeles.”
Added Lanegan, “They have a few good shows but the ‘80s one in particular I like. That’s the music that was happening when I started making music. And although the Trees drew on Nuggets psychedelia, 13th Floor Elevators and Love, we were actually listening to Echo And The Bunnymen, Rain Parade, the Gun Club. A lot of British post-punk. We loved that stuff. I just waited until I was in my late forties before I started ripping it off.”
Pre-orders for the album are ongoing.