Mark Lanegan Band Releases New Visual

Mark Lanegan releases new visualizer for "Night Flight To Kabul"
Mark Lanegan "Night Flight To Kabul"

Mark Lanegan Band will release Somebody’s Knocking on October 18th via Heavenly Recordings, today he has shared the new single “Night Flight To Kabul” alongside a video, directed by Dean Karr. Mark Lanegan Band will head out on a UK/EU tour, starting October 24th, in Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

Mark Lanegan on the video:

“The artistry and genius of Dean Karr is what made this video happen. 5,000 still photographs taken in eight hours were painstakingly put together to give the appearance of a strange wraithlike figure moving weirdly through the desolate landscape of the Salton Sea. My third video with Dean in three different decades and I have to say this was the best. The most artistically challenging and satisfying.” Director Dean Karr adds: “We had been talking about doing this video for Night Flight to Kabul for a month or two and my only concern was how could I pull this off with such a challenging budget for my friend? Being a photographer before I was ever a director, I decided to use my Nikon D810 still camera for the entire music video and turn it into animation throughout the entire clip. What a simple solution! There’s lots of post work involved, which was done by editor and FX artist Joel Nathaniel Smith. There’s alot to be said for the simplicity of working WITHOUT a crew, it was just Mark, myself and a fan of Mark’s (Jason Hall) who drove 3 hours out of his way to meet us at the The Salton Sea, CA to help us shoot a beyond unique video! I think this is one of the freshest looking things out there today and love the ‘melty’ moments, which remind me of doing hallucinogenics back in the day!”

On “Penthouse High”:

“I’ve always been into electronic music since I was a kid,” he says. “I think the reason those elements have become more obvious in my music is that my tastes have changed as I’ve grown older. The bulk of what I listen to now is electronic. Alain Johannes and I had actually written “Penthouse High” for Gargoyle (the 2017 album the Guardian stated saw “Lanegan in the form of his career”) but then it didn’t really fit on that record. I have been a huge fan of New Order and Depeche Mode forever and have wanted to do a song along those lines for a long time – a blatantly catchy, old-school dance-type song.”

Somebody’s Knocking came together in an eleven day session in L.A. (Lanegan’s hometown of the last twenty two years), many of the deepest musical influences on the record are European, be they the aforementioned electronic artists or newer, murkier forms provided by writing partners Martin Jenkins (who records as Pye Corner Audio for Ghost Box) or Rob Marshall, a collaborator on Gargoyle and on his own, forthcoming debut album as Humanist. In each case, Lanegan approached working with each of the writers from the perspective of a fan.

“It seems to me that the entire world is in a weird, precarious place right now. I try to not be someone in a constant state of worry and alarm but watching the massive divide that is taking place and the political situations, especially in the US and UK makes me think, “what the fuck are these idiots thinking?” The hatred, racism and all this other fear-driven shit, these “adults” that continually drive the machine that perpetuates this ignorance to their own ends should all be in the prison cells instead of the non-violent drug “offenders” in them now. I can’t specifically say how any of this effects my writing but I know that most of the things that occupy my thoughts have a way of coming back out in a song.”

Mark Lanegan

10/24/2019 – Santiago de Compostela, – Sala Capitol
10/25/2019 – Elche, ES – Gran Teatro
10/26/2019 – Valencia, ES – Ram Club
10/27/2019 – Murcia, ES – Sala Rem
10/28/2019 – Barcelona, ES – Apolo
10/30/2019 – Lisbon, PT – Hard Club
11/2/2019 – Bilboa, ES – BIME Festival
11/3/2019 – La Rochelle, FR – La Sirene
11/4/2019 – Lorient, FR – Hydrophone
11/5/2019 – Rouen, FR – Le 106
11/6/2019 – Lille, FR – L’Aeronef
11/7/2019 – Amsterdam, NE – Melkweg
11/9/2019 – Rust, DE – Rolling Stone Weekender
11/11/2019 – Copenhagen, DK – Amager Bio
11/12/2019 – Oslo, NO – Vulkan Arena
11/13/2019 – Malmo, SE – KB
11/14/2019 – Stockholm, SE – Debaser
11/16/2019 – Strand, DE – Rolling Stone Beach Festival
11/17/2019 – Berlin, DE – Colombia Theater
11/19/2019 – Warsaw, PL – Niebo
11/20/2019 – Prague, CZ – Lucerna Bar
11/21/2019 – Dresden, DE – Scheune
11/22/2019 – Schorndorf, DE – Manufaktur
11/23/2019 – Munich, DE – Strom Club
11/25/2019 – Budapest, HU – Durer Kert Main Hall
11/26/2019 – Zagreb, HR – Tvornica Kulture
11/27/2019 – Milan, IT – Fabrique
11/29/2019 – Thessalonoki, GR – Principal Club
11/30/2019 – Athens, GR – Lera Odos
12/1/2019 – Lausanne, CH – Les Docks
12/2/2019 – Zurich, CH – Bogen F
12/3/2019 – Koln, DE – Essigfabrik
12/5/2019 – Turnhout, BE – De Warande
12/6/2019 – Hasselt, BE – CC Hasselt
12/7/2019 – Roeselare, BE – De Spil
12/8/2019 – Paris, FR – Le Trianon
12/10/2019 – London, UK – Roundhouse
12/11/2019 – Bristol, UK – SWX
12/13/2019 – Sheffield, UK – Leadmill
12/14/2019 – Edinburgh, UK – Liquid Rooms
12/15/2019 – Manchester, UK – Ritz
12/17/2019 – Dublin, IE – Button Factory
12/18/2019 – Belfast, IE – Empire