.

John Frusciante Preps 'Progressive Synth Pop' Solo Projects

Ex-Chili Peppers guitarist to drop EP and full-length within two months

May 29, 2012 12:20 PM ET
john frusciante
John Frusciante performs with Red Hot Chili Peppers during Live Earth London.
Dave M. Benett/Getty Images

Former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante announced in a note posted on his website that he has both a new EP and a full length set for release this year.

Marking Frusciante's first solo releases in three years, the EP, Letur-Lefr, will drop on July 17 in North America (July 4th in Japan), and the album, PBX Funicular Intaglio Zone, has a September 12th street date in Japan and a North American release on September 25th. 

"I consider my music to be Progressive Synth Pop," Frusciante wrote, "which says nothing about what it sounds like, but does describe my basic approach. I combine aspects of many styles of music and create my own musical forms by way of electronic instruments."

Noting the differences between the two releases, Frusciante calls Letur "a compilation" consisting of tracks he recorded back in 2010, while PBX was conceived and created as an album. To bridge the gap between the two, Frusciante plans to offer the track "Walls and Doors" as a free download before the album comes out. "This song pointed the way towards PBX but was recorded 7 months earlier," he wrote.

Frusciante played all the instruments, sang and engineered both records, though he points out that Letur-Lefr features a handful of guest vocalists and MCs, while there will be only one guest spot on PBX.

PBX marks Frusciante's eleventh studio album and first since The Empyrean, released back in 2009, the same year he amicably left the Chili Peppers. When the Red Hot Chili Peppers were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this April, Frusciante opted not to attend.

To read the new issue of Rolling Stone online, plus the entire RS archive: Click Here

prev
Music Main Next

blog comments powered by Disqus
Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.

X

We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

Song Stories

“Bleeding Love”

Leona Lewis | 2007

In 2008, The X Factor winner Leona Lewis backed up her U.K. singing competition victory with an R&B anthem for the ages: "Bleeding Love," an international hit that became the best-selling song of the year. The track was co-penned by OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder (whose radio dominance would continue with songs such as Beyonce's "Halo" and Adele's "Rumour Has It") and solo artist Jesse McCartney, who was inspired by a former girlfriend, Gossip Girl actress Katie Cassidy. Given the song's success, McCartney didn't regret handing over such a personal track: "No, no," he said. "I'm so happy for Leona. She deserves it. There are really no bad feelings."

More Song Stories entries »
 
www.expandtheroom.com