The one and only Violent Femmes have unveiled details of their much-anticipated new LP, HOTEL LAST RESORT, that arrives via [PIAS] on Friday, July 26. The plaintive and powerful title track featuring the iconicTelevision co-founder Tom Verlaine is the first song released from the record and is now available at all DSPs. Rolling Stone premiered the song earlier today.
Bassist Brian Ritchie – who first met Verlaine as a young rock journalist during Television’s final tour in 1978 – reached out to the guitarist and received an affirmative response literally within minutes.
“We didn’t really give him much instruction,” Ritchie says, “but he did exactly what we hoped he’d do. He clearly has an affinity for the song. He must’ve really clued in on the lyrics and he really interpreted them with a guitar.”
“One of the greatest thrills of a long recording career is getting Tom Verlaine to play on one of our songs,” singer/guitarist Gordon Gano says. “It’s just amazing to hear that sound.”
FEATURING TOM VERLAINE