Blur Guitarist Coxon Gets U.S. Date For Second LP

Blur guitarist Graham Coxon is set to release his second solo LP, "The Golden D," in late August on Transcopic/Astralwerks in America.

His first solo LP, "The Sky Is Too High," came out in 1998 to critical raves, and the largely percussion-less, lo-fi affair featured Coxon's wild fretboard style on both electric and acoustic guitar and explored a darker, moodier, and more personal side of his songwriting.

Coxon played all instruments, performed all vocals, and produced all twelve tracks on "The Golden D," as well as painted the cover art.

"The Golden D" features two cover songs: "Fame + Fortune" and "That's When I Reach For My Revolver," originally recorded by Boston art-punk band Mission Of Burma. The remaining ten tracks are written by Coxon.

In addition to paying tribute to America's musical underground with his Mission Of Burma covers, Coxon pays homage to his favorite skateboarder, Jamie Thomas, whose name graces the album's opening track.

"The Golden D," named for a musical chord, was released June 12 in the U.K. on Coxon's own label, Transcopic. Here's how the track listing shapes up:

  • "Jamie Thomas"
  • "The Fear"
  • "Satan I Gratan"
  • "Fame + Fortune"
  • "My Idea Of Hell"
  • "The Lake"
  • "Fags + Failure"
  • "Leave Me Alone"
  • "Keep Hope Alive"
  • "Oochy Woochy"
  • "That's When I Reach For My Revolver"
  • "Don't Think About Always"