Mike Gordon and Leo Kottke will host a listening party for their new album, Noon, on Thursday, August 27th at 9 p.m. ahead of the record’s Friday release.

The album marks the third collaborative project for the Phish bassist and accomplished solo guitarist, and their first since 2005’s Sixty Six Steps. Last week, the duo released a pair of singles along with the album’s announcement, “I Am Random” and “Ants”.

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In an interview with American Songwriter announcing the new album, Kottke confessed that, while he enjoys playing with Gordon, he doesn’t much care for the studio atmosphere.

I hate recording. I hated it ever since I first heard myself come back at me. It’s more like embalming that anything else. What I like is to walk into a room and play. That’s really what we’re trying to do when we record.

Unless it’s entirely improvised, it’s really hard to make it work. This is our third record because we can improvise and we can make it work. It’s a very different experience and that’s why I’m more or less happy to go back in the studio if Mike is going to be there. The only thing I wish we could do is somehow record exactly what we do face to face, because we lock really well.

Tune into the Noon listening party presented by Mike Gordon and Leo Kottke below.

Leo Kottke & Mike Gordon Noon Album Listening Party

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