LEE RANALDO ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR IN SEPTEMBER INCLUDING CAFÉ OTO – 10 SEPTEMBER
LEE RANALDO has announced details of a European tour in September, which will include a performance and Q&A / reading at Café OTO on 10 September.
The tour follows a series of South and North American dates, which include Brooklyn in June and Canada in July, further details below.
NORTH AND SOUTH AMERICAN DATES
17 May – Bebop Club, Buenos Aires, Argentina, AR – solo electric show
18 May – Bebop Club, Buenos Aires, Argentina, AR – solo acoustic show
23 June – Saint Vitus, Brooklyn, US solo electric show
6-8 July – Winnipeg Folk Festival, Winnipeg, CA
7 Sep – Moss, House of Foundation NO
8 Sep – Trondheim, Byscenen NO
9 Sep – Stavanger, Kunsthall Stavanger NO
10 Sep – London – Café Oto UK
12 Sep – Torino, Zenit IT – My Cat Is An Alien 20th Anniversary event with Lee Ranaldo and Jean-Marc Montera
13 Sep – Pisa, Cinema Lumière IT
14 Sep – Ferrara, Sala Estense IT
15 Sep – Bari, Time Zones Festival IT
16 Sep – Matera, Time Zones Festival IT
Full details at here
“… his finest solo LP” – MOJO ****
“… a welcome return” – Q
“… some great surprises” – Uncut *******
“Those seeking both instant gratification and the added pleasure of discovering more layers with every listen will appreciate Ranaldo’s latest.” – The Wire
Electric Trim – Ranaldo’s latest release – was recorded in New York City and Barcelona in collaboration with producer Raül ‘Refree’ Fernandez and extends the work of Ranaldo’s solo canon, including the previous 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.
Ranaldo is a co-founder of Sonic Youth, a visual artist, producer and writer. In addition to Fernandez, he worked with several special guests on Electric Trim, including Sharon Van Etten who sings on six of the tracks and duets on ‘Last Looks’ and Kid Millions (aka Man Forever) as well as longtime friend and collaborator Nels Cline (Wilco). In addition, the album features Ranaldo’s band The Dust (fellow Sonic Youth member Steve Shelley, guitarist Alan Licht, and bassist Tim Luntzel).
Ranaldo collaborated with award-winning New York author Jonathan Lethem (Motherless Brooklyn / The Fortress of Solitude) for lyrics on six of the songs, including ‘Thrown Over The Wall’, and the American artist, Richard Prince, who previously painted the sleeve for Sonic Youth’s 2004 album Sonic Nurse, created the artwork for the album.
Listen to a solo acoustic World Cafe session for NPR here
WATCH THE ELECTRIC TRIM VIDEOS:
Acoustic Dust • Lee Ranaldo & The Dust [El Segell, 2014]
Last Night on Earth • Lee Ranaldo & The Dust [Matador, 2013]
Between The Times and The Tides • Lee Ranaldo [Matador, 2012]