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Mark Lanegan
Heavenly Recordings
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Release Date
April 28, 2017

Released via Heavenly Recordings on April 28th, 2017.

Available on standard black vinyl with download, or CD.

While sharing roots with its two predecessors, on Gargoyle there’s a significant up-shift in the swaggering powerlode of such keynote songs as Nocturne and Beehive, while the lyrics’ tonal palette is more varied. The album title comes from a lyric in Blue Blue Sea – “Gargoyle perched on gothic spire” – and was chosen for its hint of self-deprecation. “I’m most proud of the songs that are atypical to stuff that I’ve done in the past” says Mark. “So I really like Old Swan, because it’s an expression of positivity, which is completely anti-anything I’ve done before!” He laughs. “Y’know, I haven’t played this record for too many people yet. I played it for Greg Dulli, who played on some of it, and he was like, ‘Wow, I had to listen to it twice – it sounds like he’s having a good time…’

It's been a long journey travelled, not always easy, but in 2017, at the age of 52, Lanegan's got the look of permanence about him. Like that gargoyle on the gothic spire….

MOJO – ★★★★★ The Observer – ★★★★★ Uncut – 8/10 The Guardian – ★★★★ Q Magazine – ★★★★ Louder Than War – 9/10

Digital Tracklist

  1. 1 Death's Head Tattoo 4:21 Buy

    Death's Head Tattoo

  2. 2 Nocturne 4:22 Buy


  3. 3 Blue Blue Sea 3:24 Buy

    Blue Blue Sea

  4. 4 Beehive 3:49 Buy


  5. 5 Sister 5:03 Buy


  6. 6 Emperor 3:36 Buy


  7. 7 Goodbye To Beauty 3:15 Buy

    Goodbye To Beauty

  8. 8 Drunk On Destruction 3:25 Buy

    Drunk On Destruction

  9. 9 First Day Of Winter 3:27 Buy

    First Day Of Winter

  10. 10 Old Swan 6:30 Buy

    Old Swan

Mark Lanegan

Mark Lanegan

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