Monday, August 29, 2011

Mark Sultan Collaborates With Black Lips, Prepares Two New Albums, and More

News Article
August 25, 2011

With a barrage of planned new releases, Mark Sultan embodies the word "prolific." First off, the Canadian garage-rocker (also known as the "BBQ" half of the King Khan & BBQ Show) has two new LPs on the way. Whatever I Want and Whenever I Want are set to arrive in a limited color vinyl run this October on In the Red. A CD called Whatever/Whenever, culling tracks from both, will follow. Among the collaborators on the albums are members of Black Lips and the Gories. Sultan is issuing three new 7"s, each under a different one of his guises, via his eponymous Sultan Records label. The Livin' My Life EP, released under Sultan's own name, features the title track-- which will appear in an alternate mix on Whatever I Want-- plus two other songs, including a cover of Lee Maye's 1958 song "Pounding". Another 7", recorded in Berlin this past spring, reunites the King Khan & BBQ Show for a new song, "We Are the Ocean", backed with a cover of Syd Barrett's 1970 song "Terrapin". The third is Lucky Day, an EP by the Ding-Dongs, a duo consisting of Sultan and fellow Montreal rock'n'roller Bloodshot Bill.

There's more. Landing soon via Hozac will be a split 7" between Sultan and Black Lips, featuring the Lips' "I Wanna Dance With You" on one side and an alternate version of Whatever I Want's "Song in Grey" on the other.

As if that weren't enough, Sultan is also preparing another new album and a reissue of his 2010 album $ for this spring. And he's also touring. He'll be in South America in the coming weeks and plans to announce more shows later this fall in Canada and the United States, including Puerto Rico.
Check out the tracklists for the albums and a full list of tour dates below, as well as King Khan and BBQ's video for "Invisible Girl".

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