Lee Ranaldo & The Dust

Lee Ranaldo & The Dust

Lee Ranaldo and The Dust will be touring the US and Canada this fall and winter in support of a new album to be released in October, the followup to 2012's Between The Times and The Tides. The album will technically be the debut release from Lee Ranaldo and The Dust [Alan Licht, Steve Shelley, Tim Luntzel], reflecting its more band-oriented approach and sound. The first round of dates is below, more dates coming soon (including UK/Europe), and full album details will be released in August.
Lee and band are currently finishing up his second solo effort, a follow-up to 2012'sBetween the Times & the Tides. The new record, as yet untitled, is to be released in September 2013, again on Matador. This will be Lee's second fully self-penned, song-based album, a much more band-oriented affair this time out. After a year of touring behind the last record, the band is now fully road-tested, and features Steve Shelley, Alan Licht, and new bassist Tim Luntzel. Fellow traveler John Medeski again puts in an appearance playing keyboards on the new disc. The band has an ongoing series of dates thru the summer, and will have a full touring schedule behind the record in the fall.

Although performing with the band is his current focus, Lee continues to perform experimental events with partner Leah Singer, and will premiere a new work for Berlin-based string ensemble Kaleidoskop (with Lee on acoustic guitar) with the group at the Holland Festival on June 14, 2013, with more performances to follow in the fall and spring 2014.

Lee currently has a drawing show in Porto, Portugal at Galeria Pedro Oliveira (May 2013). His visual and sound works have been on view recently at gallery and museum shows in Vienna, Prague, Antwerp, Tampa, Bratislava, Auckland, Salt Lake City and in Brooklyn and Manhattan NYC. 

Other recent solo recordings include Glacial (LR/Tony Buck/David Watson) [Three Lobed, 2012]; Les Anges Du Peche: Thurston Moore/Jean-Marc Montera/Lee Ranaldo: guitar duets [Dysmusie, 2011]; and Afternoon Saints: The Shirley Jangle (with Christian Marclay, Gunter Muller, David Watson) [Kraak, 2009].
His latest collections of writings, How Not To Get Played On The Radio [SoundBarn Press 2011] and Against Refusing [Waterrow Press, 2010], enlist Internet spam as a springboard for poetry.

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Brokeback

Brokeback is the name of Tortoise bassist Douglas McCombs' side project. In 1999, he released the project's first recording, Field Recordings From the Cook County Water Table, which revealed a slightly less constricted version of the post-rock sound Tortoise had made famous.

Relying heavily on a Fender six-string bass, Brokeback is a minimalist fusion of low-end jazz and a plethora of other influences, ranging from rock to ambient to hip-hop. Field Recordings featured a number of musicians associated with the Chicago ambient circuit, including vocalist Mary Hansen of Stereolab and trumpeter Rob Mazurek and percussionist Chad Taylor of the Chicago Underground Duo. On a tour following the release of their first album, McCombs, Taylor, Mazurek, and upright bassist Neil Kupersmith began experimenting more with improvisation, which led to the next turn in the band's career path.

In preparation for their sophomore album, Morse Code for the Modern Age: Across the Americas, Kupersmith was added to the permanent lineup, making Brokeback a two-bassist duo. The project that started out as a solo endeavor has evolved into a highly collaborative affair. Also brought on board for this recording -- a more free-form production than its predecessor -- were Tim Foljahn (Two Dollar Guitar), James McNew ( Yo La Tengo), and, once again, Mary Hansen of Stereolab.

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Lee Ranaldo & The Dust with Brokeback

Monday, October 14 · 8:00 PM at High Noon Saloon