Sub Pop Records announced today that they will release the Twilight Singers' fifth album, entitled Dynamite Steps, on February 15 of next year. Multi-tasking frontman Greg Dulli has spent the last couple years with his side project with Mark Lanegan, the Gutter Twins, and is currently on a solo tour that will hit the Crocodile on Thursday, November 18. In a press release, Sub Pop says of the new record:
Dynamite Steps goes further with its ambition, both sonically and confessionally, than ever before....The album explores the thin line between life and death, mortality and immortality, resignation and celebration--that mythical moment when your life flashes before your eyes, drawn out here over the course of eleven songs... Dynamite Steps was "shot on location" at various locales significant to Dulli's life. You can hear the sense of place emanating up from the grooves: here, the weary nighttime decadence of New Orleans rubs up against the oppressive sunshine of Los Angeles and the desolation of Joshua Tree's desert vistas.
In September, Dulli made a track from the new record, "Blackbird and the Fox,"available for free download on the band's website. The song features Ani DiFranco on backing vocals and is dramatic, rambling, melancholy, and a promising precursor of the full-length album to come.
Click through to see Dynamite Steps' full tracklisting.