Lee Ranaldo announces new album, Electric Trim, shares video for “Circular (Right As Rain)”.
Sonic Youth co-founder teams up with Steve Shelley, Sharon Van Etten, Nels Cline, and more.
Later this summer, Lee Ranaldo will release a brand new album called Electric Trim. For the follow-up to 2013’s Last Night on Earth, the Sonic Youth co-founder has returned to his old label home of Mute Records.
Electric Trim’s nine tracks were recorded in both New York City and Barcelona alongside producer Raül “Refree” Fernandez. Ranaldo’s longtime band The Dust — that’s former Sonic Youth member Steve Shelley, guitarist Alan Licht, and bassist Tim Luntzel — appear on the LP, as does longtime pal and collaborator Nels Cline of Wilco and Kid Millions. Sharon Van Etten also contributed extensively, singing on six different songs, including the duet “Last Looks”.
Ahead of the album’s September 15th release date, Ranaldo has shared the winding lead single, “Circular (Right As Rain)”. It also comes with a music video comprised of footage from Ranaldo’s recording sessions.