TWILIGHT SINGERS A name behind which the Afghan Whigs’ singer Greg Dulli makes whatever kinds of albums he wants to make. “Blackberry Belle” is slightly grandiose pomp-rock, with Mr. Dulli’s whispery voice feather-dusting the songs. Like, say, Tom Petty, but along entirely different music-business models, Mr. Dulli is finally a guy who simply knows how to make music that feels good in the ear. Oct. 14. Birdman. NY Times Jazz and Pop Releases
Unfortunately full of inaccuracies, Undercover Media, Australia has published a brief article on the new TS album. The one interesting bit is the mention of the album being released by Shock Music Group in November. Shock is Australia’s largest independent distributor (according to their website, anyway). The Twilight Singers have not been added to Shock’s roster online; but if the article is correct, that means good things for Australian fans. Undercover.com.au
One Little Indian, the Twilight Singers’ UK label has released ‘The Killer Teenage Wristband,’ a radio only promo, featuring three tracks from the upcoming Blackberry Belle. You can hear ‘Teenage Wristband’ at KEXP’s archive: Wed. September 3, 7:19 AM (I actually got it at 8:18; but the playlist says 7:19). KEXP.org
I wanted to pass the following note along to those who made it out to the Twilight Singers shows last weekend. “Just want to say a big thanks to all the folks that came out to see us play last week, they really made us feel loved. We debuted a number of songs off the new album, but we threw in some of our favorites from the first CD too. The band is really excited about the upcoming tour, we’ll be making a lot of…
The new Twilight Singers EP, “Black is the Color..” is now available through the Birdman website. The EP is $8. Also, the Singers have a new show scheduled for October 31 at Crocodile Cafe in Seattle. Tickets can be ordered from Ticketweb. $13, 21 and up. Update: There is another show scheduled for Berbati’s Pan in Portland on October 30. $10. 8:30 PM. Lots of talk in the Forum about the two LA shows.
Updated Rolling Stone Story on TS and the Spaceland show. As posted to the Forum, here is the setlist from last night’s Twilight Singers show at Spaceland in LA. Martin Eden Esta Noche Teenage Wristband Twilight Kid King Only Love Annie Mae Cloudbusting (Kate Bush cover) Decatur Street Papillon Fat City Black Is The Color That Bird Sings The Killer Layla (Clapton cover)
Billboard.com has an article on the new album. “It is pretty diverse,” says Dulli. “There is some rock on there. The album begins with a waltz and ends with a waltz. And in between, it is f**kin’ ‘Revolver’.” Billboard Article Archived at SK
You can stream “St Gregory” from the new album, via the Twilight Singers web site. Click on “Joints,” then the Blackberry Belle cover. High and low bandwidth options provided, RealOne player required.
From Birdman Records: Birdman Records is proud to announce the limited edition release of an EP by The Twilight Singers. This EP, Black Is The Color Of My True Love’s Hair, represents the first release for Greg Dulli and company in over three years. THIS IS THE NEW SOUND, a precursor to the highly anticipated album, Blackberry Belle, coming out on One Little Indian/Birdman on October 14th. This EP features a dramatic new rendition of the classic song Nina Simone helped to make famous, as…
Get ready for an all-new official Twilight Singers web site later this week. Word from the TS camp is that “it’s killer.” Be on the lookout.