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Jul 16th, 2009
Lisa

Pete Yorn, courtesy his official Twitter, sent out a link to a very brief clip from the ‘Relator’ video.  Unfortunately, I can’t embed the file but I did make and add screencaptures to the gallery and you view the clip here.  Scarlett is so adorable in this!  I hope we get to see the full (and better quality) version soon.

GALLERY LINKS:
– Singing: “Break Up” By Pete Yorn & Scarlett Johansson > ‘Relator’ Video Clip

Jul 11th, 2009
Lisa

Austin360 posted a short interview with Pete Yorn.  It’s mostly about his current album Back and Forth but he did have a comment about his upcoming album with Scarlett and he hints at a possible tour (of sorts).

Is it fair to say your writing is more direct on the new songs? In the past, I’d maybe probably protect myself more by being vague. There was a conscious decision to make this more simple and straightforward.

Did that spill over into writing your upcoming album (‘Break Up’) with Scarlett (Johansson)? That was more like a flurry. I was trying to figure out how to get some female perspective in my songs.

Will you two tour together when that album’s out this fall? We’ll do a couple events. I think we’ll go to Europe as well.

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Jun 9th, 2009
Lisa

For those of you who still enjoy collecting and listening to vinyl records, there’s a great event happening on June 20th.

This just in music fans – June 20th will mark the first Vinyl Saturday, a new event from the Record Store Day people.  Like Record Store Day, Vinyl Saturday will involve a whole lot of bands releasing exclusive material to independent record stores.

Other exclusives include a 7″ from the forthcoming Scarlett Johansson/Pete Yorn duets album Break Up (with a Yorn solo demo on the b-side).

So head on over to your local independent record store on the 20th and see if you can get a copy.  I’ve added a photo of the exclusive cover from this promotion to the gallery.

Jun 5th, 2009
Lisa

The folks over at Earsucker have posted another song off of Scarlett’s upcoming album.  As you all know, the album consists of nine duets with Pete Yorn and tells the story of a relationship from beginning to end.  This new song, titled ‘Shampoo’, is track #7 so it’s near the end of the story.  I really liked ‘Relator’ a lot and I like this one even more.  Go check it out here.

May 27th, 2009
Lisa

The full track list for Scarlett and Pete Yorn’s upcoming album of duets has been released.  I don’t know about you all but I am really looking forward to hearing more from this.

1. “Relator”
2. “Wear and Tear”
3. “I Don’t Know What to Do”
4. “Search Your Heart”
5. “Blackie’s Dead”
6. “I Am the Cosmos”
7. “Shampoo”
8. “Clean”
9. “Someday”

May 26th, 2009
Rope

Scarlett and Pete Yorn’s first single from their Break Up album, ‘Relator’, is now available on iTunes, if you want you can buy it here*!

Also the cover of the single has been released and it has a really cool new photo of Scarlett and Pete. I’ll be adding the bigger version of it to the Scarlett-Photos gallery, but for now, enjoy this little preview.

May 22nd, 2009
Lisa

A couple years before Scarlett recorded and released her debut album Anywhere I Lay My Head, she recorded several duets with singer/songwriter Pete Yorn.  The nine songs on the album chronicle a tempestuous love affair from beginning to heartbreaking ending.  An official site has been launched where you can listen to the first track, titled “Relator” and the album will be released on September 8, 2009.

The melodic relationship arc of singer/songwriter Pete Yorn and actress Scarlett Johansson: They get together, sing a few love songs and break up.
It’s not exactly tragic, since Break Up is a collection of duets the pair recorded with producer Sunny Levine.  Yorn’s eight original compositions and Big Star founder Chris Bell’s I Am the Cosmos form a song cycle that chronicles a tempestuous affair.  The album, out Sept. 8 on Atco/Rhino, was inspired by Serge Gainsbourg’s 1960s recordings with Brigitte Bardot, a concept that came to Yorn in a dream.  He later reached out to Johansson, who sewed up her vocals in two afternoon sessions.

GALLERY LINKS:
– Other Projects: “Break Up” By Pete Yorn & Scarlett Johansson > Album Covers

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