Perhaps how one leaves a party is more important than one’s entrance. Green on Red's Dan Stuart has chosen to make his final full length record with producer/guitarist Danny Amis: a founder of Los Straitjackets and former member of The Raybeats. They both currently reside in Mexico City and have individually worked previously with Twin Tones and Sonido Gallo Negro’s leader Gabriel López at T-Vox Recording. The vinyl LP is a companion piece to a novel by the same name, and the two will be released together this July in one package through Cadiz Music, along with a CD with six extra tracks and a four CD audio version of the novel. Exclusive versions and other special one-offs will be available through Pledge Music. Both works are a sort of noir travelogue through foreign landscapes real and imagined, sublime and horrific, and question whether love can survive in a world of violence and betrayal. The record features players from Mexico, Italy, New York & San Francisco, while the novel bounces between Oaxaca, NYC and CDMX. Stuart's alter ego Marlowe Billings is our musical and fictional tour guide, indeed one could listen while reading and double the pleasure. The record is the last of the Marlowe trilogy, with the novel being the second; one can only hope Mr. Stuart will eventually deliver a third book to complete the series and leave the world if not better off, then at least slightly less banal.
Tuesday 7/17, 6:30 Reading from his new novel, The Unfortunate Demise of Marlowe Billings, at Murder By the Book
Wednesday 7/18, 5:30 In-Store performance and signing at Cactus Music
Wednesday 7/18, 8pm Full show at Under the Volcano
Photo by: David Barajas