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This week, Ben Shemie announced his solo debut, A Skeleton.
Shemie is better known as the frontman for the Montreal band Suuns. With Suuns, he has released four albums of avant-garde, progressive rock, including this year's Felt. The band also released a collaborative album with fellow Montréalais Jerusalem in My Heart in 2015.
As described, Shemie's solo album sounds like it will have a similar overall style to his work with him band, but a little more stripped back. The new album was announced on Wednesday along with the title track.
A Skeleton is scheduled for release on February 15.
Also announced recently:
Amanda Palmer - There Will Be No Intermission (March 8)
American Football - American Football (LP3) (March 22)
Charlotte Gainsbourg - Take 2 (out now)
Chewing - Pacific Ocean Blue (December 21)
Czarface & Ghostface Killah - Czarface Meets Ghostface (February 15)
Dave Harrington Group - Pure Imagination, No Country (February 1)
Greg Dulli - “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” (out now)
Jonny Greenwood - There Will Be Blood Vinyl Reissue (January 18)
Lambchop - This (is what I wanted to tell you) (March 22)
Linda Ronstadt - Live in Hollywood (February 1)
Mark Morton - Anesthetic (March 1)
Matmos - Plastic Anniversary (March 15)
Our Native Daughters - Songs of Our Native Daughters (February 22)
Prince - 3121 Reissue (February 8)
Prince - Musicology Reissue (February 8)
Prince - Planet Earth Reissue (February 8)
Queens of the Stone Age - “Silent Night” (out now)
Thelma - The Only Thing (February 22)
Woman’s Hour - Ephyra (February 15)
Xiu Xiu - Girl with Basket of Fruit (February 9)