- Mon, 2012-04-02 11:53
Rock icon Patti Smith will release her new album Banga on June 5th.
Referred to as The Godmother of Punk and a well-respected poet, new material from Smith is always something to be celebrated. Banga, the artist's first new material since 2004's Trampin', was recorded at Electric Lady Studios in New York City and produced by Patti Smith and her band: Tony Shanahan, Jay Dee Daugherty and her long-time collaborator Lenny Kaye.
Subject matter on the record includes a melodic overture imagining the voyage of Amerigo Vespucci to the New World in 1497 (Amerigo), a rock song for the people of Japan in the wake of last years earthquake (Fuji-san), a classic ballad in memory of Amy Winehouse (This Is The Girl), an improvised meditation on art and nature (Constantine’s Dream) as well as a birthday song written for her friend Johnny Depp (Nine).
April Fool, the first single from the album, will be available as a digital download from April 3rd.
3. April Fool
4. This is the Girl
7. Tarkovsky (The Second Stop is Jupiter)
11. Constantine’s Dream
12. After the Gold Rush