Solo album Somewhere Gone arrives Oct.6. Meanwhile, check out this MP3 teaser…
By Blurt Staff
diagnosed recently with MS, X frontwoman Exene Cervenka doesn’t have any
plans to slow down – she’s got a new solo album due October 6 from Bloodshot.
Titled Somewhere Gone it’s described by the label as “all the
passion of X without all the loud – a great combination, even for people who
embrace the loud.” It’s her first solo outing in 18 years, in fact, and you can get a sneak preview from it right here at BLURT:
Exene, of course, has been multitasking for years – in addition to her work
with X, she’s performed with the Knitters, fronted her own band the Original
Sinners, done spoken word (her appearances with Lydia Lunch back in the ‘80s
remain the stuff of legend), penned several volumes of poetry and even had her
drawings, paintings and collages exhibited a few years ago at the Santa Monica
Museum of Art. And she’s announced her intentions to work with the Sweet Relief
foundation to help raise money and awareness for MS.
Back to that new album: we’ve got a full
review in the new print issue of BLURT, due on newsstands in a couple of weeks.
Observes our reviewer, of the record: “These are eerie folk songs-Exene’s voice
has that timeless, rural, conversational quality-although all but one song are
originals. It’s tempting to read intimations of mortality into the record. But
it’s more a welcomed return than a valedictory.”