Anyone who came of age listening to alternative rock in the 90’s should be very excited about The Gutter Twins.
Who are the Gutter Twins, you ask?
None other than Mark Lanegan and Greg Dulli. The Gutter Twins’ debut effort, Saturnalia (Sub Pop), will be released on March 4. Don’t think of this album as a 90’s nostalgia trip though–it’s not like Lanegan and Dulli stopped making music once flannel went out of style. Both Lanegan and Dulli boast an impressive rock resume. Lanegan rose to fame as the lead singer of the Screaming Trees and has done sessions with Kurt Cobain, PJ Harvey, Isobel Campbell (Belle & Sebastian), and most recently Queens of the Stone Age, while Dulli was the popular frontman of the Afghan Whigs, later forming the Twilight Singers.
In the Gutter Twins’ press release, Lanegan says, “When we actually decided to make a record, we agreed that it should be different from anything we’ve done before. If something sounded like anything we’d ever done, it was rejected.” Dulli summed up their different styles by explaining, “He’s more minimalist and I’m more maximalist, and both tendencies are present throughout the record.”
P.S. I have a couple good Mark Lanegan stories. I’ll save ’em for a blog posting that’s closer to The Gutter Twins release date. Stay tuned…
DID YOU KNOW?
The album title Saturnalia is taken from an ancient Roman festival that culminates when slaves trade places with their masters.
U.S. Tour Dates:
March 1, 2008 â€¨Noise Pop, San Francisco CA
March 3, 2008 â€¨Wonder Ballroom, Portland OR
March 4, 2008 â€¨Showbox (Seattle), Seattle WA
March 7, 2008 â€¨Metro, Chicago IL
March 8, 2008 â€¨First Avenue, Minneapolis MN
March 9, 2008 â€¨High Noon Saloon, Madison WI
March 11, 2008 â€¨Southgate House, Newport KY
March 12, 2008 â€¨Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland OH
March 14, 2008 â€¨Mod Club, Toronto Canada
March 15, 2008 â€¨Cabaret Music Hall, Montreal Canada
March 18, 2008 â€¨Paradise, Boston MA
March 19, 2008 â€¨Webster Hall, New York NY
March 20, 2008 â€¨930 Club, Washington DC
March 21, 2008 â€¨Roxy Theatre, Atlanta GA
March 22, 2008 â€¨One Eyed Jacks, New Orleans LA
March 26, 2008 â€¨Antone’s, Austin TX
March 27, 2008 â€¨House of Blues (Dallas), Dallas TXâ€¨Cambridge Room
March 29, 2008 â€¨Fox Theater, Boulder CO
April 2, 2008 â€¨Avalon (LA), Los Angeles CA