Evan Dando has his solo debut coming out in April. It's been seven years since the Lemonheads last one. Jon Brion produced it and cowrote a bunch of songs. Jon Brion is so talented. I don't know why I didn't go to his residency at Spaceland. Anyway here's a snippet of the press release:
When asked about what he's been up to in the time between the Lemonheads' final studio album, Car Button Cloth, and this new disc, Evan said something about going on the road with Enya (he didn't) and getting married (he did). But time, as Einstein once proved, can be a relative thing. As Evan put it, "Gee � seven years can go by in fifteen minutes."
Speaking of producers, I read yesterday that the new Mandy Moore album is being recorded with a band in a garage somewhere in L.A., and it's going to be covers of '70s pop songs. If that weren't weird enough, the producer is John Fields, known in Minneapolis as John 'Strawberry' Fields, an old Minneapolis scenester musician producer dude. I mean, he's not old, but he goes way back, if you know what I mean.