Alison Mosshart’s (The Kills, The Dead Weather) latest endeavor is an exciting project of spoken word album, Sound Wheel, plus CAR MA – a printed collection of paintings, photographs, short stories and poetry, her first book. Companion pieces of sorts, they will both be released on August 7th via Third Man.
CAR MA’s first limited edition print run – sold via an art gallery in Los Angeles – sold out in one day upon release in May 2019. The Special Edition bundle includes both hardcover, signed, limited edition CAR MA book and limited edition vinyl Sound Wheel LP, available direct from Third Man only.
Alison wrote the book last year, compiling dozens of photographs, paintings and drawings into a thematic riff on her love of cars and a life spent on the road.
Sound Wheel is an album about cars, rock n’ roll, and love. It’s an album about America, performance, and life on the road. It’s an album about fender bender portraiture, story tellin’ tire tracks, and the never-ending search for the spirit under the hood.
Mosshart imagines the auto body shop like some other Coney Island. And America’s highways – the last great roller coasters. She shows us that the engine on fire is connected to the guitar feeding back since birth. And the sensation of walking on stage and facing an audience is like the laugh before the scream in a car without brakes.
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