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Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranaldo announces new album, stream “Lecce, Leaving”

on August 13, 2013, 12:00pm

ranaldodustcover Sonic Youths Lee Ranaldo announces new album, stream Lecce, Leaving

Since Sonic Youth went on hiatus in late 2011, guitarist Lee Ranaldo has maintained a steady work schedule. On top of touring and random collaborations, 2012 saw the release of two albums, his solo album Between The Times And Tides followed by On Jones Beach with his group Glacial. Now, Ranaldo’s formed a new band, Lee Ranadlo and the Dust, featuring Sonic Youth’s Steve Shelley, composer Alan Licht, and Tim Lüntzel. On October 8th, the foursome will release their debut album, Last Night on Earth, via Matador Records.

In anticipation of the album’s release, Ranaldo and Co. have released album opener “Lecce, Leaving”. At its core, the song maintains much of its acoustic origins, most notably in the folk-rock guitar that weaves its way in and out and the simplistic tone of Ranaldo’s voice (who delivers strange-but-poetic lines like “Left you in a pile of stones/Took what I could take”). From there, the group layer on big guitar hooks and an air of power-pop abandonment, giving new life and energy to its earnest undertones. Listen in below.

Last Night on Earth Tracklist:
01. Lecce, Leaving
02. Key-Hole
03. Home Chds
04. The Rising Tide
05. Last Night on Earth
06. By the Window
07. Late Descent no 2
08. Ambulancer
09. Blackt Out

In support, the group will be on tour for the rest of the year, including gigs at NXNE and ATP and dates with Built to Spill. Consult their full schedule below.

Lee Ranaldo and the Dust 2013 Tour Dates:
10/08 – Hudson, NY @ Club Helsinki
10/09 – Buffalo, NY @ Tralf Music Hall
10/11 – Toronto, ON @ NXNE
10/12 – Detroit, MI @ Trinosophes
10/13 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
10/14 – Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
10/15 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club
10/17 – Iowa City, IA @ Gabe’s Oasis
10/18 – Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
10/19 – Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck *
10/20 – St. Louis, MO @ The Firebird *
10/22 – Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
10/23 – Asheville, NC @ The Grey Eagle
10/25 – Brooklyn, NY @ The Bell House
11/10 – Groningen, NL @ Vera Euser
11/11 – Hamburg, DE @ Kampnagel
11/12 – Berlin, DE @ TBC
11/13 – Cologne, DE @ Gebaude 9
11/14 – Metz, FR @ Le Musee De Cour D’or
11/15 – Metz, FR @ Caveau Des Trinitaries / Musique Volantet Festival
11/17 – Lausanne, CH @ Le Romandie
11/18 – Feyzin, FR @ L’Epicerie Moderne
11/20 – Villeneuve D’Asq, FR @ Festival Tour De Chauffe
11/21 – London, UK @ The Garage (NME Radar Night)
11/22 – Camber Sands, UK @ ATP
11/23 – Paris, FR @ BB Mix Festival
11/25 – Poitiers, FR @ Confort Moderne
11/26 – Tours, FR @ Temps Machine
12/06 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
12/07 – Vancouver, BC @ The Biltmore Cabaret
12/08 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza
12/11 – San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
12/13 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echoplex

* = w/ Built to Spill

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