A new project from Sean Lennon and Primus singer/bassist Les Claypool has announced its debut album. Operating as the Claypool Lennon Delirium, the pair will release Monolith of Phobos on June 3, with a tour kicking off the following week. (The live band features Beastie Boys' Mark Ramos Nishita and Paul Baldi of the Fungi Band.) Below, listen to the album's first track, "Mr. Wright," and check out the album art and tour dates.
Yes, I'm A Witch Too is a collaboration and remix LP from Yoko Ono. The street date is February 19, 2016 via Manimal Vinyl Records. The LP features remixes and collaborations from Death Cab for Cutie, Moby, Portugal. The Man, Sparks, Peter Bjorn and John, Miike Snow, Sean Lennon, Cibo Matto and others. It is a sequel to 2007's acclaimed Yes, I'm a Witch. The LP features cover art by Scott Rudd with an image of Ono by Karl Lagerfeld.
Gimme Some Truth is a 2010 four CD collection, released to coincide with what would have been John Lennon's 70th birthday. Gimme Some Truth presents 72 of Lennon's solo recordings on four themed CDs: 'Working Class Hero' (John's socio-political songs), 'Woman' (John's love songs), 'Borrowed Time' (John's songs about life), and 'Roots' (John's Rock `n' Roll roots and influences). All titles are digitally remastered and restored to John's original audio mixes spanning his solo career. This collection also contains a booklet with photos, drawings, handwritten lyrics and more. Each disc comes with it's own cardboard sleeve all encased, along with the booklet, in a hard outer slipcase box.
The most distinctive thing about Double Fantasy, the last album John Lennon released during his lifetime, is the very thing that keeps it from being a graceful return to form from the singer/songwriter, returning to active duty after five years of self-imposed exile. As legend has it, Lennon spent those years in domestic bliss, being a husband, raising a baby, and, of course, baking bread. Double Fantasy was designed as a window into that bliss and, to that extent, he decided to make it a joint album with Yoko Ono, to illustrate how complete their union was…