Alison Mosshart Announces New Solo Spoken Word Album

    Alison Mosshart of The Kills and the Dead Weather has announced a new solo spoken word album titled Sound Wheel, to be released on August 7 via  Third Man. Mosshart has also shared a new song from the album called ‘Returning the Screw’. Listen to it below.

    The album will be accompanied by a printed collection of paintings, photographs, short stories, and poetry titled CAR MA.

    According to a press release, the album is about “America, performance, and life on the road. They’re about fender bender portraiture, story tellin’ tire tracks, and the never-ending search for the spirit under the hood.”

    Mosshart explained about the making of the album: “There were some passages I struggled to get right, and I got in the practice of reading them out loud and recording them, to hear and feel where words or sentences were rubbing together wrong.”

    She continued: “I’d listen back to these recordings and they’d be real informative to me in that way. This tool I was using to help me, started feeling like this whole other angle or art form. And I started thinking it would be interesting to perform/record the whole book, not in a straight up spoken word way, but more like a sound sculpture of characters and voices and miscellaneous cut ups, no rules.”

    Mosshart’s first solo release under her own name was ‘Rise’, which dropped back in April.


    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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