New Twilight Singers Album, Tour

 

First album in five
years from Dulli & Co.

 

 

By Blurt Staff

 

Greg Dulli (Afghan Whigs, Gutter Twins) re-launches his
Twilight Singers project on Feb. 15 with the release of  Dynamite Steps, the fifth album
from the Singers and the group’s first in five years. The Twilight Singers’
previous release, the acclaimed confessional opus Powder Burns,
came out in 2006. Dynamite Steps is clearly the next chapter, a
whole new level of catharsis and progress, evocatively cramming all the highs
and lows of the maverick singer-songwriter’s past half-decade into unexpected
sonic trapdoors.

 

Guest on the album include Gutter Twin Mark Lanegan as well
as The Verve guitarist Nick McCabe, plus cameos by Ani DiFranco, Joseph Arthur
and Petra Haden.

 

“Shot on location” at various locales significant to Dulli’s
life, you can hear the sense of place emanating up from the grooves of Dynamite
Steps
. 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. Dynamite Steps 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. The album’s forty-three minutes prove an
unflinching odyssey through the dark side, but one that’s ultimately redemptive
in its scope and power.

 

The band also will be performing a handful of promotional
dates at Amoeba Music in L.A. and San Francisco the week of
the release plus an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Feb. 23. That will be
followed by an extensive European tour that kicks off March 18 – dates below.

 

  • 3/18/11 London – Electric Ballroom
  • 3/19/11 Glasgow – Arches
  • 3/20/11 Manchester – Moho Live
  • 3/21/11 Brighton
    – Komedia Theatre
  • 3/23/11 Cologne
    – Luxor
  • 3/25/11 Oslo – Parkteatret
  • 3/26/11 Stockholm – Debaser
  • 3/27/11 Copenhagen – Vega Jr
  • 3/28/11 Berlin – Festsaal Kreuzberg
  • 3/30/11 Brussels – Ancienne Belgique
  • 3/31/11 Paris – La Fleche D’Or
  • 4/01/11 Amsterdam – Paradiso
  • 4/02/11 Lucerne – Schuur
  • 4/09/11 Vienna – Meet Factory
  • 4/10/11 Warsaw – Stodola
  • 4/12/11 Helsinki – Tavastia
  • 4/14/11 Thessaloniki – Principal Theater
  • 4/15/11 Athens – Gagarin Club
  • 4/16/11 Tel Aviv – Reading3
  • 4/17/11 Tel Aviv – Reading3

 

 

 

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