A Stitch in Time

When former Screaming Trees frontman Mark Lanegan recently joined The Twilight Singers for the August leg of their European tour, Kerrang Magazine declared the London show at The Scala felt like "a wickedly illicit hit from a masterfully controlled substance." October 10th 2006 sees that very special chemistry laid down on record with the release of an EP, entitled, A Stitch In Time, out on One Little Indian U.S. exclusively through iTunes.

Leading with the showstopping moment from their recent tour, the hypnotic cover of Massive Attack's "Live With Me" the five track EP not only features the Twilight Singers alongside Lanegan, but guests Joseph Arthur and Rick McCollum from Greg Dulli's former group, The Afghan Whigs. The current issue of SPIN Magazine named "Live With Me" Number 1 on their "Songs You Need To Download Now!" list for this month.

"Live With Me" was one of two new tracks featured on Massive Attack's 2006 greatest hits compilation "Collected". Dulli has long been recognized for bringing eclectic influences to his live performances since his Afghan Whigs days when, as noted by Q Magazine recently, "their sound stirred comparisons of The Rolling Stones circa 1971 fused with Prince". Other tracks on the EP are "Sublime", co-written by Dulli and Joseph Arthur, and featuring Arthur on guest vocals, "Flashback", a cover of New Zealand's finest high-tek soulsters, Fat Freddy's Drop and features Mark Lanegan again on vocals, "They Ride", co-written by Dulli and Rick McCollum, and "The Lure Would Prove Too Much" written by Dulli.

The EP release follows the heavy praise The Twilight Singers received for their latest album, "Powder Burns", and offers a preview to the highly anticipated collaboration between Dulli and Lanegan, who are recording an album under the moniker of The Gutter Twins. Dulli and Lanegan have regularly contributed to each other's projects since 2000. Lanegan was recently shortlisted for a Mercury Music Prize in the UK for his previous collaboration with Isobel Campbell, "Ballad Of The Broken Seas".

Additionally,for the first time since parting company in 2001, former Whigs bandmates John Curley, Rick McCollum and Michael Horrigan recently joined forces again with Dulli to record new tracks for an upcoming Rhino retrospective Unbreakable, at Ardent Studios in Memphis,TN with longtime collaborator Jeff Powell.

It was during the last U.S. tour in support of the release of Powder Burns that the Twilight Singers were first joined by Mark Lanegan at an emotional show at One Eyed Jack's in New Orleans. Both Dulli and Lanegan have strong ties to the city devastated the year before by Hurricane Katrina.

In support of this new release, The Twilight Singers will launch a 20 date U.S. tour beginning in San Francisco at the Great American Music Hall on October 24th with Stars Of Track & Field and Jeff Klein as support. After the final U.S. date in Brooklyn on November 16th, the band will embark upon a 22 date European Tour.

1. Live With Me (featuring Mark Lanegan)
2. Sublime (featuring Joseph Arthur)
3. Flashback (featuring Mark Lanegan)
4. They Ride
5. The Lure Would Prove Too Much

originally posted 10.03.06