The Smiths ’ guitar legend and NME Godlike Genius Award -winner, Johnny Marr, has announced a third solo album, Call The Comet to be released June 15th. From the 12-track collection, he shares " The Tracers " today, described by Rolling Stone as " propulsive ."
Marr will play a handful of U.S. shows this spring, including Gramercy City in New York City , San Francisco at August Hall , Teragram Ballroom in Los Angeles and Neptune Theatre in Seattle . See below for dates.
Marr tells us, "Call The Comet is my own magic realism. It’s set in the not-too-distant future and is mostly concerned with the idea of an alternative society. The characters in the songs are searching for a new idealism, although there are some personal songs in there too. It’s something that people like me can relate to.”
Recorded with his band in Manchester at Marr’s Crazy Face Studios in Manchester, Call The Comet follows the critically acclaimed Top 10 albums The Messenger (2013) and Playland (2014). Highlight tracks to come include "Actor Attractor," "Walk Into The Sea," "Bug" and "Spiral Cities," the latter of which is already established as a favorite in Marr’s live shows. The album will be released on digital, CD and vinyl formats along with some special D2C bundle packages.
Stream 'The Tracers' - HERE.
2. The Tracers
3. Hey Angel
4. Hi Hello
5. New Dominations
6. Day In Day Out
7. Walk Into The Sea
9. Actor Attractor
10. Spiral Cities
11. My Eternal
12. A Different Gun
May 12 | Dublin, IE at Button Factory
May 14 | Leeds, UK at Brudenell Social Club
May 16 | London, UK at Islington Assembly Hall
May 18 | Stockholm, SE at Nalen
May 19 | Copenhagen, DK at DR Koncerthuset Studie 2
May 20 | Amsterdam, NL at Paradiso Noord
May 21 | Berlin, DE at Festsaal Kreuzberg
May 24 | Paris, FR at La Gaite Lyrique
May 30 | Toronto, ON at Velvet Underground
May 31 | New York, NY at Gramercy Theatre
June 2 | San Francisco, CA at August Hall
June 5 | Los Angeles, CA at Teragram Ballroom
June 7 | Seattle, WA at Neptune Theatre