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LISTEN: Mark Lanegan - 'Floor Of The Ocean'
The Quietus , August 26th, 2014 12:40

Listen to the first track to come from Lanegan's new album, set for release in October

Mark Lanegan Band have announced the release of their new album Phantom Radio, which will come out on 20th October via Heavenly. It marks the follow-up proper to 2012's Blues Funeral, but in the meantime Lanegan has been characteristically busy, recording a collaborative album with Duke Garwood (Black Pudding) as well as last year's Imitations covers album. Most recently, he's just released a five track EP, No Bells On Sunday, acting as a taster of sorts for the full new album. In advance of Phantom Radio's release, you can listen to the song 'Floor Of The Ocean' via the embed below.

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Phantom Radio features ten tracks, including one further collaborative track with Duke Garwood, titled 'I Am The Wolf'. Its writing process was mainly centred around an app on Lanegan's phone called Funk Box, from which he'd create beats to flesh out with guitar and synth. "It's great to use because it's easy, and I'm the kind of guy who always chooses the path of least resistance," he said in a recent interview with the Quietus. The current more electronic direction he's taking with music-making, he went on to explain, is "a reflection of what I'm into and taking some elements of music that I enjoy listening to, and then applying it to what I'm doing. I don't know if that will last forever but it's what I'm into right now. I look at every record as an opportunity to enjoy myself and try new things."

Phantom Radio will be released on October 20th via Heavenly. You can pre-order the record here, and the tracklist runs as follows:

'Harvest Home'
'Judgement Time'
'Floor Of The Ocean'
'The Killing Season'
'Seventh Day'
'I Am The Wolf'
'Torn Red Heart'
'Waltzing In Blue'
'The Wild People'
'Death Trip To Tulsa'