X have surprise-released their first new album in 27 years, 'Alphabetland. Although the group issued their last LP, Hey Zeus! This time we could do that. Thanks to Fat Possum and our audience. They reconnected with Schnapf for another session in January , where they captured seven more songs. X formed in Los Angeles in and put out their landmark debut album, Los Angeles , three years later. Although the group never broke up, it played live only sporadically throughout most of the Nineties until reuniting with guitarist Billy Zoom in , touring more regularly beginning in the early s. In interviews, the band members have expressed mixed emotions about making a new album. All of them except for Zoom said they would want to make a new one in a Rolling Stone profile of the group.
The two were married from to Now an Austinite, Doe was wearing cowboy boots, blue jeans, a Western-style button-up shirt and a bolo tie. How L. Landing months sooner than the band had originally planned, it was recorded with producer Rob Schnapf Elliott Smith, Beck, Joyce Manor during two sessions in the fall of and January X was scheduled to play that Ray Manzarek-produced debut from start to finish for a 40th-anniversary celebration at the Wiltern on Saturday. Instead, after teasing fans on their Facebook page with a photo of wrapped presents wild gifts? At just over 30 minutes long, its 11 hit-and-run songs are as driving, poetic and accomplished as anything X has ever done. The album will land on the other major music streaming platforms on May 1.
It's the first LP featuring the original lineup in 35 years
The band released seven studio albums from to After a period of inactivity during the mid- to late s, X reunited in the early s, and currently tours, as of X achieved limited mainstream success but influenced various genres of music, including punk rock, Americana, and folk rock, and are considered one of the most influential bands of their era.
By Chris Willman. But the setlists rarely if ever included anything post Coming up with any new material for X, as they have all along for their solo and side projects? Not even a consideration, seemingly. It just got started because the time was right. Well, that is not really true, but you know what I mean.