Greg Dulli’s Twilight Singers Return

 

Having focused in the
recent past on the Gutter Twins (with Mark Lanegan), the erstwhile Afghan Whigs
frontman now resumes operations with his other group.

 

By Blurt Staff

 

Sub Pop Records will release Dynamite Steps, The Twilight Singers fifth album and the long
over due followup to 2006’s Powder Burns ,on
February 15th.  

 

The album, according to Dulli, “explores the thin line
between life and death, mortality and immortality, resignation and
celebration-that mythical moment when your life flashes before your eyes, drawn
out here over the course of eleven songs.”

 

 Dynamite
Steps
was “shot on location” at various locales significant to
Dulli’s life. You can hear the sense of place emanating up from the grooves:
here, the weary nighttime decadence of New Orleans
rubs up against the oppressive sunshine of Los Angeles and the desolation of Joshua
Tree’s desert vistas.  Various guests make contributions to the album
including: Ani DiFranco, Joseph Arthur, Petra Haden, Nick McCabe (The Verve),
and of course Mark Lanegan.

 

Rising to fame with the Afghan Whigs during the 80’s &
90’s, after that band’s demise at the tail end of the decade Dulli followed his
muse and began to fuse indie, soul and electronic sounds with the Twilight
Singers, who released their first album, Twilight As Played By The Twilight
Singers
, in 2000.  Their second album Blackberry Belle followed
in 2003, followed by a covers album She Loves You in 2004.  2006’s
Powder Burns made many critics “Best
Of” year end lists.

 

 In 2008 Sub Pop veterans Dulli and Mark Lanegan
returned to the label as The Gutter Twins for their debut album Saturnalia
The band toured the world over for two years, made SPIN’s Top 20 Albums Of The
Year list and performed on Later With Jools Holland and the Late Show With
David Letterman.

 

Greg Dulli is currently in the middle of his stripped down
retrospective “An Evening With Greg Dulli” tour where after seeing his New York
performance the Village Voice stated,
“His voice is a soulful rasp that can spit out invective as easily as it can
seduce a lover into believing his lies… the music he’s made throughout his
career straddles the gap between early Amerindie’s spitfire and soul’s
hip-thrusting.”

 

Prior to the start of the tour, Dulli made one of the new
Twilight Singers tracks “Blackbird And The Fox” available for free download
from their website – www.thetwilightsingers.com

 

 

 Tracklisting:

 

1.     Last Night In Town

2.     Be Invited

3.     Waves

4.     Get Lucky

5.     On the Corner

6.     Gunshots

7.     She Was Stolen

8.     Blackbird and the Fox

9.     Never Seen No Devil

10.  The Beginning of the End

11.  Dynamite Steps

 

 

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