Out this New Music Friday is the brand new collaboration between Luke Haines and Peter Buck – ‘Beat Poetry For Survivalists’. Today is that last day that you can pre-order the LP and give yourself the chance of winning an ultra-rare white label test pressing of the new album! Luke even dropped in at Cherry Red HQ to sign it!
Can’t wait? Well, neither can we! That’s why we’ve just released an in-depth interview with Luke in Episode 3 of ‘The Cherry Red Podcast’ – check it out:
Beat Poetry For Survivalists is the new collaboration between Peter Buck & Luke Haines.
Peter Buck was the guitarist for the biggest band in the world – REM.
Luke Haines was the guitarist for the Auteurs. The Auteurs were not the biggest band in the world. They were pretty good though.
Luke Haines also does paintings of Lou Reed.
One day, Peter Buck bought one of Luke Haines’ Lou Reed paintings. They had never met before but decided that the fates had brought them together and they should write some songs together and make an album.
‘Beat Poetry For The Survivalist’ is that album. With songs about legendary rocket scientist and occultist Jack Parsons, The Enfield Hauntings (of 1978), a post-apocalyptic radio station that only plays Donovan records, Bigfoot, and Pol Pot.
Luke Haines and Peter Buck will be touring the UK in April 2020, including Hebden Bridge Trade’s Club on 13th April and two shows at 100 Club in London on the 15th and 16th April.
The album will also available on CD and across digital platforms.