Friday, November 22, 2019

Peter Buck + Luke Haines team up for new 'Beat Poetry for the Survivalists' project

Beat Poetry for the Survivalists is the new collaboration between Peter Buck and Luke Haines. The album is due from Omnivore Recordings on March 6, 2020.

Peter Buck was the guitarist for R.E.M. Luke Haines was the guitarist for The Auteurs; he also does paintings of Lou Reed. One day, Peter Buck bought one of Luke Haines’ Lou Reed paintings (for £99.00) They had never met before, but decided that the fates had brought them together and they should write some songs together and make an album.

Beat Poetry for the Survivalists is that album. It features songs about legendary rocket scientist and occultist Jack Parsons (The Enfield Hauntings, 1978), a post-apocalyptic radio station that only plays Donovan records, Bigfoot, and Pol Pot.

Track listing:

1. Jack Parsons
2. Apocalypse Beach
3. Last Of The Legendary Bigfoot Hunters
4. Beat Poetry For The Survivalist
5. Witch Tariff
6. Andy Warhol Was Not Kind
7. French Man Glam Gang
8. Ugly Dude Blues
9. Bobby’s Wild Years
10. Rock ‘N’ Roll Ambulance

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