Exene Cervenka and John Doe releasing new duo album April 10
X founding members and singers Exene Cervenka and John Doe are formally releasing their first studio recordings together since 1993 next week on “John Doe and Exene Cervenka Singing and Playing,” from the new Orange County-based Moonlight Graham Records label.
The collection includes seven studio tracks they recorded together in 2010 and previously sold only at stops on their joint tour that year. Those recordings are supplemented by two songs Doe and Cervenka recorded live last year at Moonlight Graham’s store in downtown Orange, including an updated rendition of X’s “See How We Are.”
They will do an in-store performance together on April 10, the album's scheduled release day, at the Amoeba Music store in San Francisco. They have not announced any plans yet for additional performances in Southern California.
The label, which lists Cervenka as its A&R executive, also plans to issue music from former TSOL lead singer Jack Grisham, Blasters singer Phil Alvin and other stalwarts of the Southern California music scene.
Cervenka's most recent solo effort is the 2011 album "The Excitement of Maybe"; Doe's is 2011's "Keeper."
-- Randy Lewis
Photo: Exene Cervenka and John Doe at a 2009 performance at the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles. Credit: Ringo H.W. Chiu / For The Times.