Lee Ranaldo embarks on a European tour this week with the Electric Trim Trio (Ranaldo, Raül Refree and Booker Stardrum) and has announced a Q&A and screening of Hello Hello Hello at MOTH Club on 26 February ahead of the live show at Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen on Tuesday 27 February.
The tour, which starts at Route Du Rock’s winter festival in Rennes on Thursday 22 February carries on through to Barcelona, with a performance at Centre Artesà Tradicionàrius on 12 March – full details below.
Ahead of his first London show since the release of Electric Trim (out now on Mute), Ranaldo will appear at the MOTH Club for a Q&A discussion and a screening of HELLO HELLO HELLO : LEE RANALDO : ELECTRIC TRIM. The documentary, by filmmakers Fred Riedel and Jerry Fried, tracks the making of Ranaldo’s latest album. Watch the trailer below:
Electric Trim was recorded in New York City and Barcelona in collaboration with producer Raül ‘Refree’ Fernandez and extends the work of Ranaldo’s solo canon, the most recent being his 2013 album, Last Night On Earth.
Through his collaboration with Fernandez, Ranaldo moves into some rich new sonic territories and production techniques, experimenting with electronic beats and samples alongside live players.
Ranaldo is a co-founder of Sonic Youth, a visual artist, producer and writer. In addition to Fernandez, he worked with several special guests on Electric Trim, including Sharon Van Etten who sings on six of the tracks and duets on ‘Last Looks’ and Kid Millions (aka Man Forever) as well as longtime friend and collaborator Nels Cline (Wilco). In addition, the album features Ranaldo’s band The Dust (fellow Sonic Youth member Steve Shelley, guitarist Alan Licht, and bassist Tim Luntzel).
Ranaldo collaborated with award-winning New York author Jonathan Lethem (Motherless Brooklyn / The Fortress of Solitude) for lyrics on six of the songs, including ‘Thrown Over The Wall’, and the American artist, Richard Prince, who previously painted the sleeve for Sonic Youth’s 2004 album Sonic Nurse, created the artwork for the album.
2018 EUROPEAN / UK TOUR
22 Feb – FR Rennes – Route Du Rock D’hiver at Antipode
23 Feb – FR Paris – La Maroquinerie / Gonzai Night
24 Feb – FR Tourcoing – la Maison Folie Hospice d’Havré
26 Feb – UK London – MOTH Club film screening and interview
27 Feb – UK London – Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen
28 Feb – BE Gent – Vooruit
1 Mar – NL Amsterdam – Bitterzoet
2 Mar – DE Hamburg – Kampnagel
3 Mar – DE Berlin – Roter Salon Am Volksbühne
4 Mar – DE Heidelberg – Karlstorbahnhof
6 Mar – IT Trento – Teatro Sanbapolis
7 Mar – IT Milano – Magnola
8 Mar – CH Winterthur – Salzhaus
9 Mar – FR Metz – Les Trinitaires
10 Mar – FR Lyon – Epicerie Moderne
11 Mar – FR Montpellier – Victoire 2
12 Mar – ES Barcelona – Centre Artesà Tradicionàrius
For further details visit: http://www.leeranaldo.com/