(June 26, 2013) – Vagrant Records is proud to announce that MARK LANEGAN will be releasing his new covers album, IMITATIONS, on September 17, 2013 on the label. Lanegan made the following comments on the new album:
“When I was a kid in the late sixties and early seventies, my parents and their friends would play the records of Andy Williams, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and Perry Como, music with string arrangements and men singing songs that sounded sad whether they were or not. At home my folks were also listening to country music, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, George Jones and Vern Gosdin were some of our favorites. For a long time I’ve wanted to make a record that gave me the same feeling those old records did, using some of the same tunes I loved as a kid and some that I’ve loved as I have gotten older. This record is it. Imitations.”
Today fans can listen to the first track off the album, Mark’s take on “I’m Not The Loving Kind” at http://marklanegan.com. The twelve-track album was recorded late last year and follows his 2012 release, Blues Funeral. Pre-order details for Imitations will be announced shortly.
IMITATIONS track listing:
You Only Live Twice
Mack The Knife
I’m Not The Loving Kind
The Mark Lanegan Band will be performing at several festivals throughout the UK and Europe this summer and U.S. tour dates are being planned for later in the year.
MARK LANEGAN BAND on tour:
07/12 – Spain @ BBK Festival
07/13 – France @ Musilac Festival
07/14 – Rome @ Rock In Roma