Chris Shiflett (Foo Fighters, Me First) announces new solo album

Chris Shiflett & The Dead Peasants, the new project from Chris Shiflett of Jackson United, Foo Fighters, Me First and The Gimme Gimmes, No Use for a Name and others, have set a release date for their eponymous debut. The record is due out July 13, 2010 via Le Coq Napoleon/RCA and sees Chris tackling "Americana-laced rock songs." Chris attributes the sound to influences like classic country artists (Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings), rockabilly (Gene Vincent, Eddie Cochran), and deep-rooted rock bands (The Rolling Stones, The Replacements),

The album's additional instrumentation was performed by an array of musicians, including Davey Faragher (Elvis Costello and The Imposters, Jenny Lewis, John Hiatt) on bass, Greg Leisz (Wilco, Lucinda Williams, Whiskeytown) on pedal steel, Stevie Blacke (Beck, Weezer, Colbie Caillat) on violin and mandolin, and Audra Mae on backing vocals.