Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven frontman David Lowery is releasing his The Palace Guards debut solo album on Feb. 1.
He set out to make the album sound different than both bands, and it's been described as a stylistically diverse effort. There are, of course, bits of Cracker and CVB to be heard throughout the disc, but it wanders from folk to psychedelic rock and back. The title track, in particular, has been compared to late founding Pink Floyd frontman Syd Barrett's solo output.
Cracker's most recent release is 2009's Sunrise In The Land Of Milk And Honey. Camper Van Beethoven haven't released a proper studio album since 2004's New Roman Times, but put out a greatest hits compilation, Popular Songs Of Great Enduring Strength And Beauty, in 2008.