Led by guitarist, vocalist, and Sonic Youth co-founder Ranaldo, the new band also features the former group’s last-serving drummer, Steve Shelley, and veteran guitarist Alan Licht. The Helsinki gig is being touted as a release party for Lee Ranaldo and the Dust’s debut album, Last Night on Earth, which comes out on Matador Records today.
Have a listen to “Lecee, Leaving,” the first track from the album to be unveiled:
Lee Ranaldo and the Dust perform at 8pm tonight, October 8, at Club Helsinki in Hudson. Tickets are $18 in advance and $20 at the door. For information, call (518) 828-4800 or visit http://helsinkihudson.com/index.html.