Mark Lanegan and WhoMadeWho are set to trade covers on a new single.
Returning with his first solo album in some eight years, 'Blues Funeral' saw Mark Lanegan burst prominently back to life. Spending the year on the road, the American artist now plans to see out 2012 with a very special single.
Striking up a relationship with WhoMadeWho, the twin parties have agreed to share a split single. Mark Lanegan will record 'Below The Cherry Moon' while WhoMadeWho are set to have their wicked way with 'Deep Black Vanishing Train'.
Musing on the project, Mark Lanegan said simply: “I think they’re really great. They’ve made some great albums and I’d consider myself a fan.” For their part, Copenhagen trio WhoMadeWho were clearly delighted to be involved with Mark Lanegan.
Guitarist and co-vocalist, Jeppe Kjellberg, added: “It’s a great honor to get this kind of respect and recognition by a musician you admire. I was very moved the first couple of times I heard his take on one of our songs. His deep voice and this authentic American accent highlights the feeling and lyrics even more.“
The tracks will be given a limited vinyl release, with 1,111 copies set to be pressed on red wax. The hand numbered vinyl will be shipped in a custom made envelope that will stress that you should not open the package and spin the record before Christmas day.
'Below The Cherry Moon' b/w 'Deep Black Vanishing Train' is set to be released digitally on December 31st.
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