On June 5, Patti Smith will release Banga via Columbia, her first album of new material since 2004’s Trampin’. It was recorded in Electric Lady Studios with longtime collaborators Lenny Kaye, Jay Dee Daugherty, and Tony Shanahan. According to her interview on “CBS Sunday Morning”, the album title is a reference to the Mikhail Bulgakov novel The Master and Margarita. It features a ballad for Amy Winehouse called “This is the Girl” and a birthday song for Johnny Depp (!) called “Nine”. The first single from the album, “April Fool”, features Tom Verlaine and is available on iTunes now.
Check out the album’s tracklist and a video of Smith performing “Horses” in 1976.
03 April Fool
04 This is the Girl
07 Tarkovsky (The Second Stop is Jupiter)
11 Constantine’s Dream
12 After the Gold Rush