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Johnny Marr Announces New Solo Album, 'Call the Comet'

Former Smiths axeman and session guitar veteran Johnny Marr has announced a new solo album, Call the Comet.

The new album—Marr's third solo effort—is set for a June 15 release via New Voodoo. You can listen to the album's first single, "The Tracers," and check out its tracklist below.

Call The Comet is my own magic realism,” Marr told NME about the album. “It’s set in the not-too-distant future and is mostly concerned with the idea of an alternative society. The characters in the songs are searching for a new idealism, although there are some personal songs in there too. It’s something that people like me can relate to.”

You can preorder Call the Comet right here.

Call the Comet tracklist:

  1. Rise
  2. The Tracers
  3. Hey Angel
  4. Hi Hello
  5. New Dominions
  6. Day In Day Out
  7. Walk Into The Sea
  8. Bug
  9. Actor Attractor
  10. Spiral Cities
  11. My Eternal
  12. A Different Gun

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Jackson is an Associate Editor at guitarworld.com. He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.