Tuesday, August 23, 2011
[press release] Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree, Blackfield) is releasing his new solo album, Grace For Drowning, on September 27th via Kscope. In addition, Steven has booked his first ever solo tour which hits North America in November.
Meet Steven Wilson, The Hardest Working Man In Rock:
You may know Steven Wilson as the founder and frontman of Brit art-rock pioneers Porcupine Tree, but you probably didn't know that he is arguably the most prolific, hardest-working man in rock. Wilson is:
·The founder and frontman of Porcupine Tree, Blackfield, No-Man, I.E.M, and Bass Communion
·A two-time Grammy nominee for "Best Surround Sound Album"
·A solo recording artist whose new album 'Grace for Drowning' is the first-ever rock album released as a Blu-Ray video disc
·A trailblazer in high-fidelity sound mixing who has remixed King Crimson's back catalog, Jethro Tull's 'Aqualung,' and Caravan's 'In The Land of Grey and Pink' in 5.1 surround sound
·An accomplished producer who has worked on new material by Yoko Ono, Opeth, Marillon, and Anathema, among others
·The subject of the 2010 documentary 'Insurgentes' by Lasse Hoile, about Wilson's effort to make his 2008 album of the same name
·A published author, with pieces in Billboard, The New York Times, Electronic Musician, Sound & Vision, Rolling Stone Mexico, Classic Rock and other outlets
In addition to all that, Wilson is also one of the most compelling interviewees in rock. Listen to his conversation with John Schaefer of WNYC "Soundcheck" last week, which includes the exclusive debut of a new track from 'Grace For Drowning' HERE, and check out the debut of Wilson's video for "Index" on Yahoo! Music HERE.
Wilson's magnum opus 'Grace for Drowning' comes as a double album September 27th on Kscope Records, in Blu-Ray, CD, and vinyl formats. A limited run of special editions will also be available through Newbury Comics.
Wilson's first ever solo tour dates in the U.S. begin in November- full list of dates is available HERE.
Finally, Porcupine Tree fans can catch drummer Gavin Harrison make his late-night debut on The Late Show with David Letterman Tuesday August 23 as part of their second "Drum Solo Week."
Posted by Dan Goldin at 4:50 PM