Soulsavers, Featuring Mark Lanegan, Tour North America In Support Of New Album, Broken
Soulsavers' genre-bending album of wide-ranging majesty, Broken (check it out below), was recently released digitally on Columbia Records, with a physical release date still pending. Joining founding production team Rich Machin and Ian Glover on Soulsavers' haunting third album was an inspirational group of musicians who give the album a more live and open feel than their previous releases. At the forefront are the vocals of Mark Lanegan (Screaming Trees, Queens of the Stone Age), whose profound, growling croon is the perfect match for Soulsavers' broader, richer vein of sepulchral cinerama. Duets on Broken include vocals from Spiritualized's Jason Pierce, Gibby Haynes of the Butthole Surfers, and Faith No More frontman, Mike Patton. Also appearing on the album are bassist Martyn LeNoble (Porno for Pyros, Jane's Addiction), the dark, sultry tones of Red Ghost (aka Rosa Agostino) and Richard Hawley.
Praise for Soulsavers:
Q, 4/5 stars - "Mark Lanegan reprises his role as a latter day Johnny Cash, while fellow alt-rock alumni Jason Pierce, Mike Patton and Richard Hawley make fleeting cameos. The result could be the soundtrack to the greatest spaghetti western never made."
NME, 8/10 stars - "A tumultuous amalgamation of zoned-out jazz lines, wistful soul vocals, moody strings, dreamlike electronic sequences and compact rock... A veritable Dante's Inferno of an album."
Soulsavers Tour Dates:
09/06/09 Sun Wonder Ballroom Portland, OR
09/07/09 Mon Bumbershoot Festival Seattle, WA
09/09/09 Wed The Independent San Francisco, CA
09/10/09 Thu The Troubadour West Hollywood, CA
09/12/09 Sat Casbah San Diego, CA
09/15/09 Tue Stubb's BBQ Austin, TX
09/16/09 Wed House of Blues: Cambridge Room Dallas, TX
09/18/09 Fri One Eyed Jacks New Orleans, LA
09/19/09 Sat The Loft Atlanta, GA
09/21/09 Mon Rock & Roll Hotel Washington, DC
09/22/09 Tue Bowery Ballroom New York, NY
09/23/09 Wed Paradise Rock Club Boston, MA
09/25/09 Fri Mod Club Toronto, ON
09/26/09 Sat Grog Shop Cleveland, OH
09/27/09 Sun Double Door Chicago, IL