The inimitable Ted Leo has announced plans for a brand-spankin’-new solo album, the first to bare his name since the last album with The Pharmacists, 2010’s The Brutalist Bricks. Having parted ways with previous his previous label home, Matador Records, Leo is going the way of Kickstarter for the new project. Here’s the man himself:
I’ve thought a lot about this. I’ve always had my hands deep in the processes of making a record, promoting a record, touring on a record, etc. And I’m going to carry that knowledge, gained in the trenches, forward to keep doing this – keep making records, keep touring, keep speaking out, keep singing about all of the things that are important to us; and as part of that, keep challenging MYSELF to keep growing, keep evolving.
Leo is planning on getting the new material out in September. Kickstarter options include signed LPs, Skype chats, private concerts, and a vegan meal with Ted and your friends! Check out all of the options right here, and preview five minutes of the upcoming material while you’re there!