Ex-R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck has yet to formally announce his solo debut, but word of the project continues to dribble out via friends — and our latest update comes courtesy of longtime compatriot Scott McCaughey, who tells the Seattle Weekly that Buck’s self-titled album could be out as early as next month, when the guitarist debuts his new band, dubbed Richard M. Nixon, at a pair of Seattle shows with Young Fresh Fellows.
In an e-mail to the Seattle paper, McCaughey explains that Buck sings on the record, but also is joined by guest vocalists who include former R.E.M. bandmate Mike Mills, Corin Tucker of Sleater-Kinney, and McCaughey himself. Lenny Kaye, of the Patti Smith Group, also contributes guitar. The album will be released by Portland’s Mississippi Records and it will be pressed, as previously noted, on vinyl only with no download option — at least at first, McCaughey says.
On Sept. 21 and 22, Buck’s new band Richard M. Nixon — featuring latter-day R.E.M. sidemen McCaughey and Bill Rieflin, also a former Ministry drummer — will open for the Young Fresh Fellows’ album-release shows at The Sunset in Seattle.
And if you haven’t already, check out the first track released off Buck’s album.
Peter Buck tour dates:
Sept. 21: Young Fresh Fellows with Richard M. Nixon, The Sunset, Seattle, WA
Sept. 22: Young Fresh Fellows with Richard M. Nixon, The Sunset, Seattle, WA
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