Blues Funeral is the new Mark Lanegan Band record, the first since 2004â€™s Bubblegum.
It was recorded in Hollywood, California by Alain Johannes at his 11ad studio. The music was played by Johannes and Jack Irons with appearances from Greg Dulli, Josh Homme et al.
Mark Lanegan has sung with Screaming Trees, Queens Of The Stone Age, Twilight Singers, Gutter Twins, Soulsavers and Isobel Campbell. He resides in Los Angeles and has two dogs.
Blues Funeral, the first Mark Lanegan Band record in 9 years, was released back in February. It was recorded in Hollywood, California by Alain Johannes at his 11ad studio, and saw appearances from Greg Dulli and Josh Homme among an assorted cast of long-term Lanegan affilates. The first single to be taken from the album was a perfect entry point with its fearsome rhythm section, that distinctive vocal growl and was accompanied by a video that dripped suitably with Soutern Gothic undertones. Watch the video here. The band went on to tour the world throughout the year, culminating in a sold out show at the Forum in London in early December.
Following the release of Blues Funeral back in February, Mark Lanegan Band have recorded four songs for the thirteenth installment in the 4AD Sessions series.
Pull Studios in Manhattan's Hudson Square played understated host to a session that leans heavily on Mark's indelible voice and undeniable presence, as well as the intensity and precision of his band. Filmed during a break in rehearsals for a New York City show that was to herald the release of the album, the session captures a band fully sharpened and itching to hit the road (US dates begin May 10 and are listed here).