Lee Ranaldo and the Dust is the Sonic Youth guitarist/singer/songwriter’s new band. In addition to Lee, the combo includes drummer Steve Shelley, guitarist Alan Licht and bassist Tim Lüntzel. The new album, due Oct. 8, is titled Last Night On Earth and includes nine tracks: “Lecce, Leaving,” “Key-Hole,” “The Rising Tide,” “Last Night On Earth,” “By The Window,” “Late Descent no 2,” “Ambulancer,” and “Blackt Out.” The album is a distinct evolution from Lee’s first post-Sonic Net solo effort, the under-rated Between The Times & The Tides.
In case you haven ‘t yet seen it, here’s the video for “Lecce, Leaving”:
Lee is also a visual artist. This summer he had an exhibit of his “Lost Highway Drawings” at a gallery in Portugal. Here’s one of them: