Mark Lanegan & Duke Garwood - With Animals

With Animals

Mark Lanegan & Duke Garwood

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12" Vinyl Album 12 tracks 19.99
CD Album 12 tracks 10.99

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Mark Lanegan & Duke Garwood - With Animals

Mark Lanegan & Duke Garwood release their second album 'With Animals' via Heavenly Recordings on August 24th, 2018.

Heavy weight black vinyl. All vinyl comes with a download code.


The record’s twelve songs are spectral and sinewy, often defined by the spaces in between the sounds. A ghost’s whistle weaves itself around a pulsing single note on Lonesome Infidel; Feast to Famine’s hard luck story floats above a guitar part so strung out and washed with distortion it’s become barely recognisable. It’s soul music for anyone who’s long since left the crossroads. Lanegan & Garwood have shared a video for “Save Me”, the album’s first single and opening track.

WATCH THE VIDEO FOR 'SAVE ME' HERE:



Over the last decade, Lanegan and Garwood have worked in tangent on 2013’s Black Pudding as well as on Lanegan’s solo records (Garwood contributed to 2012’s Blues Funeral and 2017’s Gargoyle after which he toured as part of Lanegan’s band). Writing and recording was split between studio collaboration and sharing music between Garwood’s home in London and Lanegan’s in Los Angeles. Elsewhere, technology helped make the duo’s transatlantic working relationships relatively easy.

“Over the years, we’ve recorded together and apart. This time, I started this record alone, with many animals as company,” says Garwood. “It flowed, I set to work and out it came. Our music is instinct, there is not much talking about it, just creating. I think that if you are at peace with your work, and feeling it right, it flows, and can feel ‘easy’. Music isn't meant to be hard. Though sometimes it can burn you to ashes. Making music for a singer, so they can inhabit it with a song means hitting the right soul buttons. There is no hit without a miss. It is a healing record, for us the makers, and for the listeners. It grows natural. We are gardeners of sonic feelings.”

While Black Pudding put Garwood’s mercurial guitar centre stage, With Animals is constructed from a different set of tools. Analogue and dust flecked, it sounds like Lanegan and Garwood have been holed up in a ’60s recording studio while the apocalypse rages outside. Tracks sit on loops that sounds like they’re straight out of There’s A Riot Goin’ On while sparse melodies nod in the direction of British electronic producers like Burial or Boards of Canada. Which is not to say it sounds like any of those things – this is a weird world all of their own design.

Reviews

“They conjure a languidly nocturnal atmosphere that’s as claustrophobic as it is intoxicating… A true meeting of minds, and one that’s deeply affecting throughout”
Q Magazine – ⭐⭐⭐

“Startlingly good… A sparse, electronic, heat–baked sound that is as absorbing as it is alienating… Lanegan contributes yet another matchless vocal of sad and piercing intent.”
Uncut – 8/10

“From the all–enshrouding murk arise many exceptional moments… Both parties in this collaboration have been firing off great records at will lately: here’s another.”
MOJO – ⭐⭐⭐⭐

“Garwood’s instrumentation carries an immersive, introspective quality that once again provides and excellent balance for Lanegan’s affecting intonations.”
Record Collector – ⭐⭐⭐⭐

“Hypnotic and haunting, With Animals looks forward and breathes new life with it’s American–gothic soundscapes.”
Long Live Vinyl – 8/10

Tracklisting

12" Vinyl Album (HVNLP151)
  1. Mark Lanegan & Duke Garwood - Save Me
  2. Mark Lanegan & Duke Garwood - Feast to Famine
  3. Mark Lanegan & Duke Garwood - My Shadow Life
  4. Mark Lanegan & Duke Garwood - Upon Doing Something Wrong
  5. Mark Lanegan & Duke Garwood - L.A. Blue
  6. Mark Lanegan & Duke Garwood - Scarlett
  7. Mark Lanegan & Duke Garwood - Lonesome Infidel
  8. Mark Lanegan & Duke Garwood - With Animals
  9. Mark Lanegan & Duke Garwood - Ghost Stories
  10. Mark Lanegan & Duke Garwood - Spaceman
  11. Mark Lanegan & Duke Garwood - One Way Glass
  12. Mark Lanegan & Duke Garwood - Desert Song
CD Album (HVNLP151CD)
  1. Mark Lanegan & Duke Garwood - Save Me
  2. Mark Lanegan & Duke Garwood - Feast to Famine
  3. Mark Lanegan & Duke Garwood - My Shadow Life
  4. Mark Lanegan & Duke Garwood - Upon Doing Something Wrong
  5. Mark Lanegan & Duke Garwood - L.A. Blue
  6. Mark Lanegan & Duke Garwood - Scarlett
  7. Mark Lanegan & Duke Garwood - Lonesome Infidel
  8. Mark Lanegan & Duke Garwood - With Animals
  9. Mark Lanegan & Duke Garwood - Ghost Stories
  10. Mark Lanegan & Duke Garwood - Spaceman
  11. Mark Lanegan & Duke Garwood - One Way Glass
  12. Mark Lanegan & Duke Garwood - Desert Song