Having announced their new collaborative album With Animals in May, former Screaming Trees frontman Mark Lanegan and British multi-instrumentalist Duke Garwood are back with the melancholic title track, "With Animals".
It's been three years since the duo have teamed up on a collaborative project, as their album announcement follows on from 2013's Black Pudding. Duke Garwood also appeared on Mark Lanegan Band's 11th album Gargoyle that arrived last year.
"With Animals" is the second track to be revealed from their upcoming album, as they reveal their new single with accompanying visuals directed by Steve Gullick.
Speaking about the track, Lanegan explained, "The record was recorded in my house by Duke alone and my five animals to keep him company. If someone were to listen closely with headphones they might hear a bark, meow, growl or whine embedded in the music. Hence the title of the song and album."
The duo decided to take an analogue approach to their new album With Animals, which as the title track reflects, enhances their brooding sound. Garwood explained, "The music is lo-fi, hi-fi run through star dust analogue. It’s an 8 track cassette tape machine. Studio tracks got put through the tape to wring out the digital elements of slow tools - one has to override the digital with pure soul, and not be too clean. All effects on the record are genuinely analogue, with love. With dust."