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Wednesday, April 26, 2006

The Lemonheads Sign Deal; New Album Expected In September

In September, the Lemonheads performed their entire acclaimed fifth album It's A Shame About Ray in concert for a pair of shows in London, and reported that their eighth album was nearly finished. The group have now signed with Vagrant to release the album.

Frontman Evan Dando is co-producing the album - title yet to be revealed (which would make a swell title) - along with drummer Bill Stevenson, who along with bassist Karl Alvarez comprises the new lineup of The Lemonheads. September's lineup was minus Alvarez, with Josh Lattanzi in his place.

"Title Yet To Be Revealed" "is being penciled in for a late September release". Songs recorded for the record include "Pittsburgh", "Black Gown", and "Become The Enemy".

Vagrant Records President Rich Egan, said, about the signing, "The thing I remember most about Vagrant's first year is being locked up in my apartment, drinking coffee, stuffing 7"'s into envelopes and listening to It's A Shame About Ray on cassette all day, every day. If it wasn't for that record, we probably would've left the apartment eventually and given up the label. Nobody writes songs like Evan Dando, nobody sings likes him...the new songs are incredible. He is in top form."

The Lemonheads - It's A Shame About Ray (from It's A Shame About Ray)

The Lemonheads - Rest Assured (from Come On Feel The Lemonheads)

The Lemonheads - Into Your Arms (from Come On Feel The Lemonheads)


Blogger MAB said...

This is good news indeed.

Even though "It's A Shame About Ray" was undoubtedly Dando's high water mark, and the constant touring for that album drained him somewhat, he has always had the gift of being able to write a snappy (guitar)pop tune.

12:42 AM  
Blogger Cam said...

evan's voice reminds me a bit of elliott smith.

anyway this is awesome."rest assured" is one of my favorite songs ever. plus a song on pittsburgh! septenber is a long time away :<

3:22 PM  
Blogger trill42 said...

September does seem far away. I just hope the album's as good as they're building it up to be. I love "Rest Assured" too. There are a bunch of really snappy (good word) Lemonheads songs... would be awesome if the new ones are like that.

7:33 PM  

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