Lee Ranaldo has announced details of a brand new album, Electric Trim, out on 15 September 2017 alongside news of his upcoming US tour.
The nine-track album marks a return to the Mute family for Ranaldo, who says: “I’m so excited about this record, it represents new developments and directions for me and I can’t wait to hit the road and play this music live.
“I’m also so pleased to partner with Mute for this release – it’s like a homecoming of sorts as Sonic Youth’s early records were released on Blast First / Mute. To me Mute has always been a true artist’s label, concentrating first and foremost on the music. I can’t wait for everyone to hear this music.”
Electric Trim was recorded in New York City and Barcelona in collaboration with producer Raül ‘Refree’ Fernandez and extends the work of Ranaldo’s solo canon, the most recent being his 2013 album, Last Night On Earth.
Through his collaboration with Fernandez, Ranaldo moves into some rich new sonic territories and production techniques, experimenting with electronic beats and samples alongside live players.
LEE RANALDO US TOUR:
13 June – The Broadberry, Richmond, VA
15 June – 40 Watt Club, Athens, GA
17 June – Saturn, Birmingham, AL
18 June – Gasa Gasa, New Orleans, LA
19 June – White Oak Music Hall, Houston, TX
20 June – Sons of Hermann Hall, Dallas, TX
21 June – The North Door, Austin, TX
23 June – Proud Larry’s, Oxford, MS
24 June – The Anchor Fellowship, Nashville, TN