Indie rock wunder kid Ben Kweller will release his third solo album on September 19 via ATO records. The self-titled album was produced by Gil Norton (Pixies) and comes as the follow-up to 2004's collaboration with Ethan Johns, On My Way. I haven't heard the album yet, but the press release says that, "from the album's beginning, 'Run,' filled with snare drum, glockenspiel, electric guitar and piano hammering the same descending melody with jubilant tambourines to its hard rock closer, 'This is War,' one gets a sense that Kweller is after something classic." Sounds good enough to me. 10 points for the publicist... I mean, who doesn't love "jubilant tambourines?"
You can check out the new song, "Penny On The Train Track," below. Kweller will also be playing the main stage at Lollapalooza in August and Austin City Limits Festival in September.