Ex-Replacements leader Paul Westerberg continues to dabble in different ways of releasing his music, mixing old and new formats this week by issuing a pair of new songs — under the pseudonym Mr. F — on limited-edition, multicolored 7-inch vinyl that comes with a code to download a third, digital-only track.
Semi-official site Paul Westerberg: Man Without Ties confirms that Mr. F — an “Arrested Development” reference, perhaps? — is “aka Grandpaboy aka PW,” the first moniker being a name that Westerberg recorded under several times in the late ’90s and early ’00s, most recently on Mono and Dead Man Shake, released in 2002 and 2003, respectively.
The new 7-inch — featuring “This Machine” and “Foolish Hand Shake,” plus the code to download the “epic” digital track “Grandpaboy’s Last Stand” — is available for $8 plus shipping exclusively through Nimbit Music. There’s a limit of one per customer.
The new songs are the first from Westerberg since he released the six-song EP PW & The Ghost Gloves Cat Wing Joy Boys in September 2009, which followed a string self-released digital projects, including the 2008 album 49:00 and individual song offerings such as “3oclockreep,” “Finally Here Come,” “Bored of Edukation” and “Always in a Manger.”
See tracklist for the Mr. F single after the jump…
Tracklist: Mr. F, “This Machine”
A. “This Machine”
B. “Foolish Hand Shake”
Digital bonus track: “Grandpaboy’s Last Stand”
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