Thursday, August 31, 2006

The Lemonheads: Comeback

The long awaited comeback of the 90ies indie rock stars, The Lemonheads, is finally coming true.

After a nine-year recording absence, during which Evan Dando, the Lemonheads frontman, performed off and on as a solo act and released a live solo album, it was announced in the summer of 2005 that the band had quietly reformed - with a recording lineup bolstered by Bill Stevenson and Karl Alverez, ex-members of The Descendents - and are working on new material in a studio in Colorado. Recently, the live lineup has fluctuated, with Bill Stevenson, Chris Brokaw (Come (US band)), and George Berz (Dinosaur Jr) all sitting in on drums during 2005, while Juliana Hatfield and Josh Lattanzi - chiefly known for his work with Ben Kweller - have performed a few shows on bass.

In September 2005, Dando, Stevenson, and Lattanzi performed two shows at Shepherds Bush Empire in London, where they played the It's a Shame About Ray LP in its entirety.

In April 2006, The Lemonheads were signed to Vagrant Records. Their self-titled Vagrant debut will be released on September 26th 2006 (US - September 25th UK); the album features special guests Garth Hudson and J Mascis on select tracks. You can think of it as a Best of the Lemonheads Volume II, featuring songs from the band’s greatest era that didn’t quite yet exist, played a little louder and little faster. “You should listen to the DESCENDENTS’ [1982] Milo Goes to College to get an idea of what the next LEMONHEADS record sounds like”, says Evan of his newly reformed band. “I wanted to make a rock record, a melodic rock record.” And more to the point, “Also, I’m sick of selling solo T-shirts.”

Backbone, a track from the new album, is available for streaming at band's MySpace page.

The Lemonheads - Rick James Acoustic Style
The Lemonheads - Into Your Arms
The Lemonheads - Mrs Robinson
The Lemonheads - Ride With Me (acoustic)
The Lemonheads @ MySpace

Indie Albums: Beirut, Danielson, Destroyer, Brightback Morning Light, Hot Chip, DFA, Herbert,
Phoenix, Camera Obscura, CYHSY, Neko Case, The Radio Dept, The Horror The Horror, Girl Talk,
The Pipettes, Tv on The Radio, Wilderness, Voxtrot, The Futureheads, Tiga, Lily Allen, etc.
Tenacious D, Flogging Molly, Alana Davis


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