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Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan

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Release Date: Monday 30 August 2010

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Former Belle & Sebastian singer Isobel Campbell and ex-Screaming Trees / The Twilight Singers / QOTSA collaborator Mark Lanegan return with their third album together.

'Hawk' is the third collaborative album between former Belle & Sebastian songbird Isobel Campbell and Screaming Trees / The Twilight Singers / Queens of the Stone Age collaborator Mark Lanegan. Like the two records before it, 'Hawk' draws inspiration from the sultry torch songs once performed by Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood. Unique to this recording is a solid list of guest appearances, however, and the duo covers two Townes Van Zandt songs to boot.

"James Iha lends tastefully bluesy guitar. Overall, 'Hawk' faithfully follows its predecessors' dusty Americana blueprint..."

"Campbell and Lanegan give themselves up to each song, creating a special, slow-burning intimacy."

"They have the sort of chemistry that nobody can fully explain. Their voices hang suspended in the air together, Campbell's feathery light and Lanegan's thick and downtrodden."

"They sound like they have been singing together for a million years... this time they also manage to rock out with some more bluesy and electric tracks."

""Lately" offers an embarrassment of riches... it's a wonderfully uplifting finale to a finely conceived record, an eloquent testament to an unlikely partnership that's only now delivering its full potential."


1. We Die and See Beauty Reign
2. You Won't Let Me Down Again
3. Snake Song
4. Come Undone
5. No Place to Fall
6. Get Behind Me
7. Time of the Season
8. Hawk
9. Sunrise
10. To Hell & Back Again
11. Cool Water
12. Eyes of Green
13. Lately

Watch Lanegan & Campbell performing "You Won't Let Me Down Again" (via YouTube).