Lee Ranaldos New Video Uncle Skeleton

Lee Ranaldo has shared a brand new video for “Uncle Skeleton“, a song taken from his latest album, Electric Trim, out now on Mute.

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Ranaldo explains, “The tune for ‘Uncle Skeleton’ put me in mind of those dusty old cowboy ballads that ‘60s bands often psychedelicized. In particular I had Papa John Phillips’ ‘Me and My Uncle’ in my head, a track that was covered by the Grateful Dead and others. An early video of Joni Mitchell (then still Joni Anderson) performing the song on some old Canadian TV show stuck with me and informed the tune I as I worked on it. The verses were mostly written with Jonathan Lethem, my collaborator throughout the Electric Trim album. At first his sheet of lyrics didn’t make any sense to me, but they seems to drop into the tune like they were designed exactly for it. Only later did I learn that his lyrics about stripping the flesh off the bones came directly out of the pages of his most recent book, ‘A Gambler’s Anatomy’. The video was created by Elisa Ambrogio, visionary singer/guitarist of the band Magik Markers.”

Watch the new video below:

This week, Lee Ranaldo begins his tour across North America with dates into November before embarking on a European tour starting on 16 February in Barcelona – full details below:

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
24 Oct – Los Angeles, CA / Zebulon
25 Oct – San Francisco, CA / The Chapel
27 Oct – Portland, OR / Bunk Bar
28 Oct – Seattle, WA / Barboza
29 Oct – Vancouver, BC / The Cobalt
1 Nov – Burlington, VT / ArtsRiot
2 Nov – Montreal, QUE / La Sala Rossa
3 Nov – Toronto, ONT / Great Hall
4 Nov – Detroit, MI / El Club
5 Nov – Chicago, IL / Subterranean
6 Nov – Columbus, OH / Ace of Cups
8 Nov – Boston, MA / ONCE Ballroom
9 Nov – Brooklyn, NY / Bell House
10 Nov – Philadelphia, PA / Johnny Brenda’s
11 Nov – Washington, DC / Black Cat

SOUTH AMERICA
16th Dec – CL Santiago – En Orbita Festival

2018 EUROPEAN / UK TOUR
16 Feb – SP Barcelona – Sala Apolo
17 Feb – SP Madrid – Moby Dick
18 Feb- SP San Sebastian – Cripta Convent Garden
20 Feb – FR La Rochelle – La Sirene
21 Feb – FR Nantes – Stereolux
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
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

Lee Ranaldo has shared a brand new video for “Uncle Skeleton“, a song taken from his latest album, Electric Trim, out now on Mute.

Ranaldo explains, “The tune for ‘Uncle Skeleton’ put me in mind of those dusty old cowboy ballads that ‘60s bands often psychedelicized. In particular I had Papa John Phillips’ ‘Me and My Uncle’ in my head, a track that was covered by the Grateful Dead and others. An early video of Joni Mitchell (then still Joni Anderson) performing the song on some old Canadian TV show stuck with me and informed the tune I as I worked on it. The verses were mostly written with Jonathan Lethem, my collaborator throughout the Electric Trim album. At first his sheet of lyrics didn’t make any sense to me, but they seems to drop into the tune like they were designed exactly for it. Only later did I learn that his lyrics about stripping the flesh off the bones came directly out of the pages of his most recent book, ‘A Gambler’s Anatomy’. The video was created by Elisa Ambrogio, visionary singer/guitarist of the band Magik Markers.”

Watch the new video below:

This week, Lee Ranaldo begins his tour across North America with dates into November before embarking on a European tour starting on 16 February in Barcelona – full details below:

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
24 Oct – Los Angeles, CA / Zebulon
25 Oct – San Francisco, CA / The Chapel
27 Oct – Portland, OR / Bunk Bar
28 Oct – Seattle, WA / Barboza
29 Oct – Vancouver, BC / The Cobalt
1 Nov – Burlington, VT / ArtsRiot
2 Nov – Montreal, QUE / La Sala Rossa
3 Nov – Toronto, ONT / Great Hall
4 Nov – Detroit, MI / El Club
5 Nov – Chicago, IL / Subterranean
6 Nov – Columbus, OH / Ace of Cups
8 Nov – Boston, MA / ONCE Ballroom
9 Nov – Brooklyn, NY / Bell House
10 Nov – Philadelphia, PA / Johnny Brenda’s
11 Nov – Washington, DC / Black Cat

SOUTH AMERICA
16th Dec – CL Santiago – En Orbita Festival

2018 EUROPEAN / UK TOUR
16 Feb – SP Barcelona – Sala Apolo
17 Feb – SP Madrid – Moby Dick
18 Feb- SP San Sebastian – Cripta Convent Garden
20 Feb – FR La Rochelle – La Sirene
21 Feb – FR Nantes – Stereolux
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
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

Source: Music and Riots