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- Posted on Jul 6th 2010 3:00PM by Mike Ayers
The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger project marks a new, collaborative songwriting approach for Lennon, whose last album, 2006's 'Friendly Fire,' was a rather solitary experience. "Our songs tend to be more story-oriented and more poetic," Lennon tells Spinner of his new outfit.
"A lot of our song titles will originate from an old poem that I wrote and then [Sean] and I will flesh out the lyrics," Kemp-Muhl adds. "['Jardin'] was representative of where we were, having fun in the studio and jamming with Mark."
Available via Lennon's recently launched label Chimera Music, the duo hope to release several 45s over the next several months, where one side has an alternate recording of a Saber Tooth song and the B-side being a cover. For the 'Jardin' single, the flip side is a funky, playful version of Serge Gainsbourg's 'Comic Strip,' featuring French singer-songwriter Matthieu Chedid.
The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger are currently prepping two albums for release in the next several months, with the first one, an acoustic take on the band's early work, due this fall. After that, they'll release a more electric-oriented album sometime in 2011, with Lennon saying synths and guitars are in the cards. The idea is for old and new fans alike to get a trajectory of how the band's evolved from an acoustic folk duo to a full out rock band.
The 'Jardin du Luxembourg' single is available via iTunes and the 45 version is available at Chimera Music's online store.