180 gram vinyl LP pressing. Heavenly Recordings presents Gargoyle from the Mark Lanegan Band. The 10-track LP features guest appearances from long-time collaborators Josh Homme, Greg Dulli and Duke Garwood. The contributions of English musician Rob Marshall (who co-wrote six songs) fit perfectly with the direction Lanegan had been pondering: in essence, a more expansive progression from the moody Krautrock-influenced electronica textures of his two previous albums, Blues Funeral and Phantom Radio. While sharing roots with it's two predecessors, on Gargoyle there's a significant up-shift in the swaggering power lode of such keynote songs as "Nocturne" and "Beehive," while the lyrics' tonal palette is more varied. The album title comes from a lyric in "Blue Blue Sea" - "Gargoyle perched on gothic spire" - and was chosen for it's hint of self-deprecation.