If the musical landscape is lacking anything in particular, it is a corresponding number of genuine provocateurs, to match the level of the urgency of our harrowing global socio-political reality.
Which is why it is always a particular thrill to know that Perry Farrell is returning to the music-go-round. Indeed, the Jane’s Addiction frontman has just announced that his new solo album, Kind Heaven, will be released this June 7 – and it is likely to raise the roof. With special guests including members of Soundgarden, Foo Fighters, The Cars…and an a co-production assist by legendary Bowie producer Tony Visconti, it will be an appropriate musical extravaganza, to be sure.
It also marks the debut of Farrell’s “support” band, The Kind Heaven Orchestra. They will be occupying stages from New York to Boston to Chicago, as part of a City Winery sponsored tour, which kicks off at that venue in NYC on June 7. From there, The Box Presents will take them to Oslo, Stockholm, Amsterdam, Paris and London.
An advance single from the album is fittingly titled “Pirate Punk Politician,” a scathing indictment of the rise of national and international regimes with autocratic tendencies. Naturally.