The new album from Patti Smith, Banga, dropped today. I’ve been listening the past hour or so — it’s her best in years. April Fool was actually released in advance of the album, and is probably my favorite cut so far. That it involved bicycles doesn’t hurt.
We’ll ride like writers ride
Neither rich nor broke
We’ll race through alleyways
In our tattered cloaks …
She’s still the bastard child of Baudelaire. Banga is available in the usual places, but I bought the 320kbps digital download at 7digital.