I’m not going to lie. Mark Lanegan could release an album of Katy Perry covers and I’d not only listen to it, but I’d probably put down cash money for it, too. Now, that’s not to say quality doesn’t matter when it comes to the output of the one time Screaming Trees frontman. Rather, his voice is so captivating — Deep, smoky, lonesome, and in the case of “Gravedigger’s Song,” from his soon to be released album, Blues Funeral, down right scary — He can be paired with the twee voice of Isobel Campbell, the boozy and amoral sounds of his gutter brother, Greg Dulli, or be backed by throbbing electronics, and be equally as gripping. Yes, “Gravedigger’s Song,” may be more electronic than one may have expected from Lanegan, but when the finished work is so eerie and bleak, and it provides such a striking complement to those well-worn pipes, it’s difficult to argue that it would have been better any other way.

MP3: Mark Lanegan Band – The Gravedigger’s Song
VIDEO: Mark Lanegan Band – The Gravedigger’s Song