Soulsavers US release of Broken with Mark Lanegan, Jason Pierce, Gibby Haynes, and Richard Hawley

sSoulsavers return with their third release, Broken, out in digital formats via Columbia Records on August 18. Rich Machin and Ian Glover opened their studio doors and invited friends such as Mark Lanegan (Queens of the Stone Age, Screaming Trees), who returns after fronting eight tracks on the collective’s sophomore release, It’s Not How Far You Fall, It’s How Hard You Land. On Broken, he sings on ten tracks, including duets with Spiritualized’s Jason Pierce (“Pharaoh’s Chariot”), Faith No More frontman Mike Patton (“Unbalanced Pieces”) and Gibby Haynes of the Butthole Surfers (“Death Bells”). Also appearing on the album are Richard Hawley (backing vocals on “Shadows Fall”), Australian Red Ghost (Rosa Agostino) and studio bassist Martyn LeNoble (Porno for Pyros, Jane’s Addiction).

“Touring has definitely brought the guitars to the front of Broken, and it’s got a more soulful twist, too,” says Machin of Soulsavers’ evolution since the sonic-shifting outfit’s 2003 debut, the more electronic-minded Tough Guys Don’t Dance. “Though it clearly has some very dark overtones, I don’t think it’s quite as dark as the last album… I love all kinds of music, which allows me to open all these doors. There’s nothing better than bringing in great people who inspire, to keep you on top of your game, and to keep things fresh and never boring. That’s the nature of what we’ve set up here.”

On July 28, “ Sunrise ” will be released as a digital bundle with B-side “You Will Miss Me When I Burn.” “ Sunrise ” is singer-songwriter Will Oldham’s take on the Lanegan-penned track, while “You Will Miss Me…” features Lanegan’s covering Oldham.

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