Screaming Trees frontman Mark Lanegan has announced a new Mark Lanegan Band album titled Somebody’s Knocking. Due out October 18th via Heavenly Recordings, the record follows 2017’s Gargoyle.
Today, he’s shared the record’s lead single “Stitch It Up” via a funny video starring actor Donal Logue reprising his Jimmy The Cab Driver character he played on MTV in the ‘90s.
Lanegan discusses the video in a press statement:
“I had a blast making this video. We had some friends over for dinner and Joe Cardamone met Donal Logue there and they hit it off. When I later talked to Joe about directing a vid he immediately said 'Jimmy The Cab Driver' I called Donal and he laughed for like ten minutes and was totally into it.
"My head was pounding from laughing so hard the day of the shoot. It was extremely tough to keep a straight face when Donal was in character, he turned into an updated version of Jimmy so fast. Both Joe and Donal are brilliant. There's a reason it's the first video of mine I've been in for the last 15 years.”
The new album is said to take influences from The Stooges, Joy Division, Love, and New Order. Below, watch the video for “Stitch It Up” as well as Lanegan’s 2014 KEXP in-studio performance.
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