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LIVE SOLO ACOUSTIC IN VIENNA 020316 FULL CONCERT VIDEO (& PRINT INTERVIEW):HERE
Jan 1 – NYC – Lee participates in the Poetry Project’s 43rd Annual New Year’s Day Marathon. Come support this great event and the 50th year of this great institution! Lee scheduled btwn 8-9pm. INFO
Jan 4 – NYC – Lee performs a short set at this benefit for the Church Street School of Music and Art. City Winery. INFO
STEVE GUNN/LEE RANALDO ACOUSTIC TOUR with guest MEG BAIRD
A traveling acoustic trip! Lee and Steve co-headline this tour, with Meg supporting on all shows except Pittsburgh.
Jan-10 – Boston,MA – Center for the Arts at the Armory
Jan-11 – Providence,RI – Columbus Theatre
Jan-12 – Winooski,VT – Winooski Methodist Church
Jan-13 – Montreal,QC – PHI Centre
Jan-14 – Toronto,ON – The Great Hall
Jan-16 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
Jan-17 – Louisville, KY – DREAMLAND (venue change!)
Jan-18 – Nelsonville, OH – Stuart’s Opera House
Jan-19 – Pittsburgh, PA – Andy Warhol Museum
Jan-20 – Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel
Jan-21 – Philadelphia,PA – PhilaMOCA
Jan-22 – Brooklyn, NY – Park Church Co-Op
Jan 24 – NYC – ‘Sincerely, L Cohen’ – Lee sings a song at this Leonard Cohen tribute event. Music Hall of Williamsburg. INFO.
NEW RADIO BROADCAST VIDEO:
A preview of a song from forthcoming album Electric Trim, as performed live on radio in Europe, Feb 2016. Described thusly by one insider: “When Trump is the next POTUS, this will be the song of the resistance”. Lyrics written in collaboration with Jonathan Lethem.
Thrown Over The Wall, Praha/Roma Radio
MY BILLBOARD PIECE ON THE SUMMER 2015 GRATEFUL DEAD @50 REUNION SHOWS IN CHICAGO: HERE
AMBIENT LOOP FOR VANCOUVER, limited edition 500 copies release, a hypnocic and lyrical 54 minute ambient composition featuring Alan Licht, Christian Marclay and William Hooker, previously only available as part of the special 10th anniversary edition of the book Road Movies. Put this on repeat for a few hours, a few days, a year or more. Available SY SHOP and thru IMPORTANT RECORDS SITE.
LEE RANALDO CONDUITE L’ORCHESTRE INHARMONIQUE DE NICE, limited edition 300 copies vinyl album of Lee’s Nice residency of 2014 working with the ad hoc “untrained orchestra” at the École Nationale Supérieure d’Arts à la Villa Arson in Nice, France. Lee conducted the performance here which was recorded live at the Villa Arson. Worth the price of admission for “Louie Louie” alone! INFO.VIDEO.
ACOUSTIC DUST, our album from Barcelona acoustic studio sessions from April 2013, is OUT NOW on Spanish label El Segell… INFO
ARTIFACTS (OF YOU), a flexi disc w cover also by Lee, part of Joyful Noise Recrodings 2015 flexi series (SOLD OUT). INFO.
SHIRLEY INSPIRED, Lee contributes a cover of ‘The Plains of Waterloo’ to this triple-vinyl release celebrating the work of the British folk singer on the occasion of her 80th birthday, and as a fundraiser for a film about her career, ‘The Ballad of Shirley Collins’. Earth Records (Record Store Day release). INFO.
TWO VIDEO MEMENTOS OF GREECE, APRIL 2015:
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INDIA ETC 2013-14 Here’s a long video (25min) I’ve been working on. It consists of a selection of (mostly) iPhone films from the last year or so, inspired in large part by my trip with The Dust to India in September 2013, set to a long instrumental mix of an early version of The Rising Tide, recorded 012313 with The Dust (Steve Shelley, Alan Licht, Tim Luntzel) [and included on our double CD of Demos & Rehearsals]:
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Two New Seven Inch Single Releases:
Lee Ranaldo/Tim Rogers split single
Tim Rogers (from Aussie band You Am I, that Lee produced in the 90s) and Lee did covers of each others songs for a single (and d/l) in support of S.L.A.M. Program (“Save Australia’s Live Music). It’s expensive, yes, but it’s a benefit item for a good cause…
info here: http://slamrally.org/donate
Lee Ranaldo and The Dust: acoustic 7″
Acoustic covers of Neil Young’s Revolution Blues and Sandy Denny’s Bushes and Briars that we recorded in Spain last April. A taste of the acoustic album The Dust should have ready for release by early summer. This is on the new-ish label of Primavera Sound, El Segell.
The only info on it we can find right now is this:
Late Descent #2: NEW VIDEO by Vice Cooler
Lee’s Guitar Clinic at Other Music in NYC on October 28, 2013:
Hammer Blows video
Lee on John Cage (January 2013): TEXT & AUDIO
Albatross: Lee Ranaldo Band feat. J Mascis appear on ’Just Tell Me That You Want Me: A Tribute To Fleetwood Mac’ performing ‘Albatross’, originally a Peter Green led instrumental by Fleetwood Mac/1969 that inspired The Beatles’ Sun King. Hear the record at Soundcloud or via your favorite digital supplier or record store.
Lee Ranaldo Band plays 4 songs on RollingStone.com plus interview.
LEE’S WALKING MEN 99 TUMBLR BLOG–please send a pic
SOME ‘GRAMS FR THE ROAD-Instagram images from LRB touring this year…
NEW YORKER BLOG 4/25/12: TWO ACOUSTIC SONGS AND INTERVIEW.
Pitchfork’s +1: Lee discusses his new LP and performs songs from it at Glasslands
MATADOR STORE –Order ‘Between The Times & The Tides’
LIVE ACOUSTIC ‘BIG BAND’ INSTORE, Melbourne (October 22, 2012). Lee, Steve, Alan w Tim Luntzel on bass, plus Tim Barnes, perc and JP Shilo, violin:
Lee Ranaldo Band live at The HiFi, Melbourne (October 24, 2012):
OFF THE WALL https://vimeo.com/52093156
TOMORROW NEVER COMES https://vimeo.com/52093159
XTINA AS I KNEW HER https://vimeo.com/52093969
LAST NIGHT ON EARTH DEMOS AND REHEARSALS 2XCD RELEASE:
New Double CD: The Rising Tide (Last Night On Earth Demos and Rehearsals). This limited edition package (1000 copies) collects alternate versions of some of the songs from the Last Night On Earth LP, in some cases in multiple versions. CD1 collects band rehearsals, while CD2 has Lee’s solo acoustic demos and a 25 minute instrumental version of The Rising Tide as well. This collection is exclusively available at live shows during 2014, but there are also some available at the SY store, HERE.
Limited Edition LP and 7″ Records (1000 copies ea):
Between the Times and the Tides TOUR LP (demos) and SEVEN-INCH (ALTERNATE MIXES of album trax) are now for sale at shows–and available in the SY store. Info HERE.
Lee’s new poetry chapbook, “How Not To Get Played On The Radio”, now out on SoundBarn Press. more info HERE. Available at SY Online Store HERE.
July 2012: Glacial “On Jones Beach” Full length album of Lee’s trio with Tony Buck and David Watson. LP only, comes w d/l card w extra material. Three Lobed Records. INFO HERE.
AMERICAN JUKEBOX Lee and David Amram wrote introductions for Chris Felver’s new book AMERICAN JUKEBOX, photographs of musicians (including Lee, Kim, & Thurston…).
Lee has a track on the Three Lobed Records all-guitarists recordstore day release “Eight Trails, One Path.”
Lee is also featured on a new Poetry CD by poet-musician David Amram.
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