Track Of The Day: Melissa Auf der Maur
Melissa Auf der Maur is back – with a multi-media project. And she’s just made the first track from this available. Which seems a cunning reason enough to make it our latest Track Of The Day. Check out all the recent Tracks Of The Day here.
The former Hole and Smashing Pumpkins bassist has dubbed her project Out Of Our Minds, with an album of that title due out on March 16.
This is very much a 21st Century approach, because the music is just part of the great scheme. Also included are a short film, comic book, gallery presentations and viral content. Oh, and live shows as well. What’s more, people can choose whether to get involved with the whole thing, or just selected parts. Each exists as a self-contained unit.
Says Melissa: “Out Of Our Minds began as a song. It was mid-first-decade of the 21st Century and technology had just begun to dismantle the music business towers. It was the best thing that could’ve ever happened to me. The landscape changed and I began to morph my roots in visual arts with the music. The many portals of Out Of Our Minds invite listeners and viewers to discover on their own, at their own pace and in their own space.”
The album has 12 tracks and features collaborations with producers Chris Goss, Alan Molder, Mike Fraser and Jordan Zadorozy. Glenn Danzig guests on the song Father’s Grave.
Download the song Out Of Our Minds for free at www.xmadmx.com (email sign-up required).
That’s also the website for further info.