Earlier this spring, Exene finished her solo album Somewhere Gone, to be released on CD & LP, this October.
Recorded in Springfield MO with Lou Whitney of the Skeletons, it is a haunting, intimate album with the beating heart of a poet at the center.
As Exene told us, "it has the passion of X without all the loud."
June 2, 2009
After some months of not feeling 100% healthy, I recently had some medical tests run and the prognosis is that I am suffering from Multiple Sclerosis. Apparently, it has been affecting me for quite some time.
Although this is obviously unfortunate news, I am choosing to see the positive in it.
I, and X as a band, have supported the Sweet Relief charity since the mid-1990's;
the irony of this is not lost on any of us. Sweet Relief was started as an aide to uninsured artists by musician Victoria Williams when she herself was diagnosed with MS in 1992.
While this diagnosis will most certainly mean some changes for me, personally, it will not affect my commitments to the current X U.S. tour, nor will it affect my solo album that is slated for release this fall on Bloodshot Records.
My focus will certainly be on maintaining my health--many people remain strong and continue to live their lives as productively as they had before an MS diagnosis and I plan to be one of those people.
To find out more about Sweet Relief please visit: www.sweetrelief.org
To find out more about X please visit: www.xtheband.com
Exene recorded a duet with Dex Romweber for the upcoming album The Ruins of Berlin by the Dex Romweber Duo. The album also features duets with Cat Power, Neko Case and some guitar work by Rick Miller of Southern Culture on the Skids. The album is scheduled for a February 10th, 2009 release.
We are giddy with pride to announce the signing of a worldwide, multi-album deal with singer, artist, long-time Bloodshot hero and author Exene Cervenka.
Her first album for the label is in the works, and will be released in 2009. Exene will be recording this fall, fans of her mixed-media collages can look forward to new artwork for the CD packaging as well.
Dex and his sister Sara have finished up recording the album The Ruins of Berlin to be released on CD and LP February, 10th 2009. Features Dex dueting with long time fans Neko Case, Cat Power, Exene Cervenka (X), and Rick Miller from Southern Culture on the Skids plays some guitar for those of you in need of some garage-surf hog heaven.