Se si esclude ‘Amber Headlights’ del 2005 (canzoni che l’artista lascia da parte nel 2002 dopo la morte dell’amico Ted Demme) quello che viene annunciato è di fatto il disco di debutto di Greg Dulli. ‘Random Desire’ sarà fuori il 21 febbraio via Royal Cream/BMG anticipato dall’inconfondibile sound del singolo ‘Pantomima’. Al momento tour in Europa da marzo ad aprile senza Italia.
Dulli returned to his teenage bedroom roots, finding musical inspiration via the model of one-man-band visionaries Prince and Todd Rundgren. The Los Angeles-by-way-of-Hamilton Ohio native wrote nearly every part of the record from piano lines to drums to bass riffs. As always, the music came first and the lyrics were completed later. Recording and writing way stations included his home in Silver Lake, the village of Crestline high up in mountains above San Bernardino, and New Orleans. But the bulk was finished amidst the arid beauty and stark isolation of Joshua Tree at the studio of engineer Christopher Thorne. Dulli handled most instrumentation, but an all-star cast of characters appear across the track-listing including The Whigs’ guitarist Jon Skibic and multi-instrumentalist Rick G. Nelson, Mathias Schneeberger (Twilight Singers), pedal steel wizard, upright bassist, and physician Dr. Stephen Patt, and drummer Jon Theodore (Queens of the Stone Age, The Mars Volta).