Michigan proto-punk legends James Williamson and Deniz Tek team up for album of raw power
But despite their shared love for search-and-destroy guitar riffs, these two Michigan music giants have never recorded together until Two to One, an 11-track album that comes out September 18.
Tek (67) and Williamson (70) sound like young guns on the album's first single, "Stable."
"It was really a lot of fun working with Deniz to make a no-frills, good old-fashioned guitar album," Williamson said in the press release. "Took me back to Raw Power and Kill City days. Deniz comes from a very similar approach to music that I do; both of us have had many years of experience in Detroit and Ann Arbor, Michigan."
"Raw Power shaped my path as a young guitar player," Tek said. "It was great to partner up with James to make this album. Everything fell into place beyond expectations -- the songs, the band, the production, and even the timing. I am very happy with it."
Christopher Porter is a library technician and the editor of Pulp.