After exploring a new wave aesthetic on “Floor Of The Ocean”, the iconic alt rocker and his merry backing band return to more familiar, harder-edged territory. It’s not all pounding drums and layers of chunky guitars, though; a sweeping string section provides a nice sheen of grandiosity to the driving rock anthem. Meanwhile, Lanegan — whose voice sounds as though he’s been gargling hot asphalt every morning for a century — manages to keep the whole thing grounded, his gravelly croon nicely complementing the track’s soaring majesty.
Listen in below.
Phantom Radio is due out October 21st via Vagrant Recordings. That same month, Lanegan and co. will embark on a 10-date US tour, kicking off October 29th in Seattle, WA. Consult the full schedule here.