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Stream: Peter Murphy’s new album Lion

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    Former Bauhaus frontman Peter Murphy will release his 10th solo album, Lions, on June 3rd via Nettwerk Music Group. In anticipation, it’s streaming in full below (via Rolling Stone).

    The follow-up to 2011’s Ninth spans 11 tracks and was co-produced by Killing Joke bassist Youth. According to a press release, Lion “possesses an elegant master of tone – bass heavy, stark, shimmering and symphonic. It sustains a heart-in-throat tension from start to finish.”

    In an interview with Billboard last May, Murphy called the album “a mixture of stuff…almost like operas for the dispossessed. It’s very romantic and very deep and emotional, quite symphonic in places, but then becomes, like, a rabble-rousing pirate sea shanty.”

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    He added, “It’s a mixture of The White Album, ‘which goes into ‘Helter Skelter,’ and kind of ‘I Am the Walrus’ type of arrangement stuff. It’s a lot — kind of like, ‘Who is that person? How can he imagine he can do all that?’ I just think I’m out of place, really. I’m like [David] Bowie, Iggy [Pop], Frank Sinatra, Elvis [Presley] all rolled into one, and it’s kind of like, ‘What planet did he come from?'”

    The album’s preceded by two singles: “Hang Up” and “I Am My Own Name”.

    Pre-orders are ongoing.

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    Lion Tracklist:
    01. Hang Up
    02. I Am My Own Name
    03. Low Tar Stars
    04. I’m On Your Side
    05. Compression
    06. Holy Clown
    07. The Rose
    08. The Ghost of Shokan Lake
    09. Eliza
    10. Loctaine
    11. Lion

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