Coming in for his tenth album cult-favourite of the blues rock scene Mark Lanegan goes deep, mixing electronics, darkness and roaring guitars on an…Read More
Mark Lanegan (born November 25, 1964) is an American alternative rock musician and singer-songwriter. Born and raised in Ellensburg, Washington, Lanegan began his musical career in 1985, forming the grunge band Screaming Trees with Gary Lee Conner, Van Conner and Mark Pickerel. During his time in the band, Lanegan also started a low-key solo career and released his first solo studio album, The Winding Sheet, in 1990. Since 1990, he has released a further six studio albums and has received critical recognition and moderate commercial success.
Lanegan has also collaborated with various artists and bands throughout his career, including with Kurt Cobain of Nirvana prior to the group’s breakout success with their album, Nevermind, recording an unreleased album of songs by the blues singer, Leadbelly. Following the dissolution of The Screaming Trees in 2000, he became a member of Queens of the Stone Age and is featured on three of the band’s albums—Rated R (2000), Songs for the Deaf (2002) and Lullabies to Paralyze (2005). Lanegan also formed The Gutter Twins with Greg Dulli in 2003, released three collaboration albums with former Belle and Sebastian singer Isobel Campbell, and contributed to releases by Melissa Auf der Maur, Martina Topley Bird, Creature with the Atom Brain, Bomb the Bass, Soulsavers and Mad Season.
Lanegan has a distinctive baritone voice that has been described “as scratchy as a three-day beard yet as supple and pliable as moccasin leather” and compared to Tom Waits.
Currently working on new material for the follow-up to 2014’s full-length Phantom Radio album, MARK LANEGAN has announced news of an extensive tour of…Read More
Sub Pop Records have shared the details of of Mark Lanegan’s One Way Street, a vinyl box set which compiles the first five solo…Read More
Following the release of their new album Phantom Radio last month, MARK LANEGAN BAND have just unveiled an atmospheric video to current single “Floor…Read More
Mark Lanegan is best known for his rugged voice and doomed lyrics. His rustic voice has a thorny croon to it that one would imagine the Grim Reaper would have if he sang. On Lanegan’s new album, he pairs his unique instrument with a set of songs that look to pair his unique instrument with sounds that range from post punk, to western, to marginalized triphop. Naturally those don’t all sit well together. While Lanegan’s work within other groups like Queens of the Stone Age, Screaming Trees, and the Gutter Twins:Read More
Mark Lanegan’s chief compositional tool on Phantom Radio was his phone – specifically an app called Funk Box. “I didn’t bother to hook up my 909 and 808 this time,” he says, “because the app had ’em. I’d write drum parts with it then add music with the synthesizer or the guitar.” The album grew organically from these synthetic roots, taking in Mark’s ongoing love of Krautrock:Read More
With his new EP released this week MARK LANEGAN BAND have today announced the release date, artwork and track-listing of Phantom Radio, his much-anticipated new album. Phantom Radio will be available 20th October via Flooded Soil / Heavenly:Read More
Light In The Attic has announced the Mark Lanegan anthology that’s been years in the making and on the eager minds of many. As one of America’s great modern day vocalists and songwriters, Mark Lanegan has much in common with the timeless work of such legends as Fred Neil,Read More
With the release of his upcoming covers album Imitations drawing ever closer, MARK LANEGAN has unveiled a second song from the album, in the form of ‘Deepest Shade’, a cover of Greg Dulli’s the Twilight Singers. Listen above,Read More
Heavenly Recordings have announced that MARK LANEGAN will be releasing his new covers album Imitations on 16th September 2013. Today fans can listen to a track from the album, Mark’s take on “I’m Not The Loving Kind”Read More
Today, Moby and Mark Lanegan have unveiled the time-lapse video for “The Lonely Night”, available on limited edition 7″ released for this year’s Record Store Day, April 20.Read More
It’s the most wonderful time of the year…the day where you wake up early and eagerly scamper to unwrap your favorite new thing—VINYL! It’s like the Christmas in April for your earbuds and your record playerRead More