Pete Yorn And Scarlett Johansson Album Coming 9/8

ScarJo and, um... PeYo?

Billboard:

Singer-songwriter Pete Yorn's 2009 is shaping up as a very busy year. After his fourth album "Back and Fourth" hits stores on June 23, he's scheduled to release a Serge Gainsbourg/Brigitte Bardot-style duets record with actress/singer Scarlett Johansson this fall. Entitled "Break Up," the nine song set is due September 8 via Atco/Rhino. The lead single, "Relator," is available starting today (May 26) via iTunes and streaming on the album's website.

From the one song they've released, the Gainsbourg/Bardot seems apt, though perhaps Jacques Dutronc/Francoise Hardy would be a more fitting comparison.

Surprise that makes me cautiously giddy: a cover of the magnificent 'I Am the Cosmos' by Chris Bell, the troubled late guitarist/singer of Memphis power-pop architects Big Star.

There's more at breakupalbum.com.

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