This past weekend, some samples of Izzy Stradlin's new record popped up on YouTube. Gotta say, I'm excited. Izzy is a pretty great songwriter and all around cool guitar player. The new album is called Smoke and it will be out later this month. Unfortunately it seems like Smoke will be an iTunes only release which sort of sucks, but at least it's new music.
The sample songs below are called "Breathing" and "Nothing on Me."
This release isn't as high profile as Slash's upcoming solo record, nor does it feature a slew of famous cameo stars. Still, I think Izzy's work is solid and is definitely worth a listen.
I've never seen Izzy Stradlin & the JuJu Hounds live, but I hope to someday. I imagine their show has a great, laid-back vibe. If you've seen a JuJu Hounds show, left me know - tell me all about it!
It's Monday and that means a new week - hopefully I'll get caught up on my writing and I can review the 78 CDs on my desk right now. Seriously - 78!