Nico Stai + Dulli & Lanegan + Soulsavers
Nico Stai is an independent artist coming out of Los Angeles. In fact he’s so independent that it’s been hard to find much info about him, but what I can tell you is that it doesn’t take a “Bio” to get hooked on his music. I could care less about finding anything else out about him, as long as I find out whenever he drops new music. Released in November ’08, his most recent album was The Victory of Miss Friday How to Bury Your Heart and the Five Songs You Died For. He has 3 albums available on itunes, I recommend purchasing them all. Nico will be sure to go down with the likes of Bob Dylan, Greg Dulli, and Jeff Buckley. For more information on Nico you can find him on Facebook or MySpace.
What happens when “two of the alt-rock era’s greatest frontmen” come together? You get some of the greatest albums released in the 2000’s, and that’s exactly what we’ve got from the collaborations between Greg Dulli And Mark Lanegan. The first of their projects was The Twilight Singers. They have released 4 albums, the last of which came out in 2006. Dulli has begun work on a new album slated to be released in 2010. After The Twilight Singers, came The Gutter Twins. This is the most recent work between the two artists and has been received with amazing amounts of praise. The two are currently on tour as the Gutter Twins, but unfortunately for us there are no U.S. tour dates remaining.
Another wonderful project that Mark Lanegan has contributed is Soulsavers. Starting with the album It’ Not How Far You Fall, It’s the Way You Land, Lanegan has been a lead vocalist and contributing songwriter. Soulsavers have a new album, Broken, set to be released on August 17, 2009. You can hear two singles off Broken on the Soulsavers’ MySpace page. The video for Revival is a must see (below).
Nico Stai – Dead Pony
The Twilight Singers – Please Stay (Once You Go Away)
The Gutter Twins – God’s Children
Soulsavers – Ask the Dust