Indie-rockers Elliott Smith, Sleater-Kinney, Quasi and Pavement's Steve Malkmus all helped out on a new album from Australia's Go-Betweens, due in September.
Recorded in February, The Friends of Rachel Worth is the Go-Betweens' first album of new material since 1989's 16 Lovers Lane. The 10-track LP features Sleater-Kinney's Carrie Brownstone and Corin Tucker on guitar and vocals, Sleater-Kinney and Quasi's Janet Weiss on drums, and Quasi's Sam Coomes and Smith on keyboards.
Singer/guitarists Grant McLennan and Robert Forster founded the Go-Betweens in 1977 in Brisbane. Combining inspiration from '60s folk and '70s punk, the band developed an international following as part of a wave of other Down Under artists such as the Church and Died Pretty. The Go-Betweens called it quits in 1990, but McLennan and Forster occasionally worked together after the breakup.
Last year, Go-Betweens material surfaced on Bellavista Terrace: Best of the Go-Betweens, released on Beggar's Banquet, and 7879: Lost Album which featured "Lee Remick" (RealAudio excerpt) issued by JetSet.