Ex-Belly leader, ex-Breeder, and former Throwing Muse Tanya
Donelly has finished recording her first solo album. The as yet untitled disc
is set for a September release. Donelly produced the album herself along with
Gary Smith (Juliana Hatfield) and Wally Gagel. Recording at Fort Apache Studios
in Cambridge, Massachusetts wrapped up last month.
Although the final track
listing has not been decided, a source with Donelly's management says the album
will include 12 songs, all Donelly originals.
Three drummers accompanied
her on the disc: Dave Lovering, David Narcizo (from Throwing Muses), and Stacy
Jones (ex-Letters to Cleo, now of Veruca Salt). Dean Fisher (Juliana Hatfield)
played bass. Studio musician Rich Gilbert assisted on guitar, but the lion's of
the album's guitar work was handled by Donelly herself.
source declined to comment on the sound of the new album, other than to say
that it sounds similar to the Sliding And Diving EP that Donelly
released last November on Britain's 4AD Records. That disc contains four
songs--"Bum," "Restless," "Human," and "Swoon"--two of which are likely to
appear on the full album.