Patti Smith New Album – BANGA

Patti Smith - Banga

Patti Smith will release Banga via Columbia on June 5th, this is her her first album of new material since 2004’s Trampin’.  The LP was recorded in Electric Lady Studios with  Lenny Kaye, Jay Dee Daugherty, and Tony Shanahan. In a recent interview Smith explains the album title is a reference to the Mikhail Bulgakov novel The Master and Margarita. Banga as contains a ballad for Amy Winehouse called “This is the Girl” and a birthday song for um Johnny Depp?! called “Nine”. The first single from the album, “April Fool”, features Tom Verlaine and is out now. Patti Smith a classic FAULT.