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- Posted on Dec 12th 2008 4:00PM by Jolie Lash
The 'Ghetto Love' digital EP features four songs including the title cut, which the raven-haired rocker said is about putting the right kind of things into your life.
"That song is obviously about trying to fill yourself up with love as opposed to filling yourself up with meaningless emotions or things that feed the ego," Dalle tells Spinner. "It's based around humanity. When I sit down and ponder humanity, I start to freak out. I get really claustrophobic and it kind of overwhelms me because I think of the consumerism and the waste and the mass over production and the disease and the death."
Dalle started recording songs for her Spinnerette project over a year-and-a-half ago. She was joined in the studio by former Distillers' pal Tony Bradley on guitars and Queens of the Stone Age associate Alain Johannes on the producer deck. The self-titled full length is expected in February next year on Rush's Anthem Records.
Meanwhile, Dalle plans to hit the road with Bradley and a host of musicians she recently added to her live lineup, something Spinnerette tested out last month in Southern California over three dates. "I just love to perform," Dalle says. "And I'm so proud of these songs."
She isn't the only one. Dalle's husband, QOTSA frontman Josh Homme reacted with glee of the rock variety when he heard her soulful grunged up numbers. "Well, lovingly, he called me a bitch," Dalle recounts. "He loves it ... He's really proud of it and honestly, he would tell me if it sucked. He's like, 'It's the best s--- ever and I'm jealous.'"
In fact, Homme is so supportive, he plans to stay at home with their toddler daughter Camille, so Dalle can hit the road beginning next February. "He's producing the Arctic Monkeys right now, so he's got a lot on his plate [but] he's so in love with our daughter it's crazy," she says. "He just wants to be here. It doesn't mean [QOTSA are] not gonna tour, because they are. They need to make another record. And he wants obviously to support me so it means I get to go out on the road and f---ing have a blast."