David Nadelle of Pitchfork: Daily Music News reports:
Former Afghan Whigs frontman and silver-tongued devil Greg Dulli has spent little time in the spotlight since the collapse of his former band. The singer would be the first to admit that rather than cranking out the tunes Ryan Adams-style, he tends to return to past ideas and noodle them into completion. Sometimes it’s deliberate, sometimes fate– following the 2002 loss of a dear friend (director Ted Demme), Dulli turned his back on the album he had been working on, issuing a wholly different record in tribute to Demme. The resulting Twilight Singers album, Blackberry Belle, came out in 2003 on Birdman Records, and now its unreleased older brother, now entitled Amber Headlights, will see release on September 6. The album is the curtain-raiser for Dulli’s Infernal Recordings imprint and contains many friends and past collaborators, most notably multi-instrumentalist Petra Haden. Tracklist:
01 So Tight
04 Early Today (And Later That Night)
05 Golden Boy
06 Black Swan
09 Get the Wheel
Dulli has also co-written songs with Screaming-Tree-turned-roots-rocker Mark Lanegan in the eventual hope of issuing a record as the Gutter Twins. Until that day comes, the Gutter Twins will manifest themselves solely on two dates with Italian band Afterhours. Meanwhile, Dulli hopes to finish the new Twilight Singers album Powder Burns, and to mount a full-scale tour, both of which have tentative arrival dates of “early 2006”.