Former Commotions leader Lloyd Cole this week debuted the first music from Standards, a new 11-track album that finds the singer-songwriter reuniting with part of the team — Matthew Sweet on bass and co-producer/drummer Fred Maher — behind Cole’s 1990 self-titled solo debut. The Kim Frank-directed video for wistful lead single “Period Piece,” which premiered at The Guardian, also stars Cole’s son William, seemingly playing a younger version of his father.
Standards is due out June 21 in Europe and June 24 in the U.K. on Tapete Records.
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- Lloyd Cole plugs back in, taps ‘X’ album collaborators for forthcoming ‘Standards’
- Vintage Video: Lloyd Cole & The Commotions in Munich, 1985 — watch full 40-minute set
- Lloyd Cole reunites ‘X’ album collaborators Matthew Sweet, Fred Maher for new record
- Stream: Lloyd Cole with Matthew Sweet, Robert Quine — BBC session, 1990