LISTEN: John Cale + Danger Mouse, “I Wanna Talk 2 U”

John Cale (Photo: Shawn Brackbill)

Photo by Shawn Brackbill

From Lou Reed and La Monte Young to…Danger Mouse? Yep, that’s the left turn John Cale takes on “I Wanna Talk To You,” the lead-off single from the VU co-founder’s latest solo album.

Due out October 2nd through the Domino Records imprint Double Six, Shifty Adventures in Nookie Wood is not a full-on Danger Mouse collaboration by any means. As Cale explains, “Danger Mouse and I kept trying to find time to record together and we found a 48-hour window a few years back and ended up with something like 3 or 4 songs. When I was recording this album, I realized I’d written a few songs in a similar vein and recalled one of the songs Brian and I started but had never finished. So I thought I’d finish writing it and see if it felt as close to the album as I had begun to envisage. Then when it was done, I thought, ‘It’s got the right opening vibe for my story!'”

So there you have it. Check out “I Wanna Talk 2 U” after the jump, along with an album trailer and tour dates…

John Cale tour dates:
9/21 Chicago, IL – Riverfront Theatre [Brilliant Corners of Popular Amusements]
10/3 Dublin, IE – Button Factory
10/5 Edinburgh, UK – HMV Piture House
10/6 Manchester, UK – Ritz Manchester
10/7 Cardiff, UK – Coal Exchange
10/11 Digbeth, UK – HMV Institute
10/13 London, UK – Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre
10/14 Cologne, DE – Gloria-Theater
10/16 Berlin, DE – Passionskirche Kreuzberg
10/18 Munich, DE – Freiheiz
10/19 Basel, Switzerland – Reithalle
10/21 Esch Sur Alzette, LU – Rockhal
10/22 Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso
10/23 Hamburg, DE – Kampnagel
1/16 Brooklyn, NY – BAM [Life Along The Borderline – tribute to NICO]
1/18 Brooklyn, NY – BAM [When Past & Future Collide: Paris 1919]
1/19 Brooklyn, NY – BAM [When Past & Future Collide: Paris 1919]