Verve Records and Record Collection has announced the signing of renowned guitarist, songwriter, and producer Blake Mills. Mills is currently in the studio putting final touches on his second full-length album, which will be released in fall of 2013. The self-produced album will be the follow up to 2010's critically acclaimed album Break Mirrors.
"Blake Mills is the rarest of artists," said Verve Music Group General Manager Robert Smith. "He's a songwriter, guitar virtuoso, producer, band leader, session master, a true iconoclast and wise beyond his years. We are very pleased to make a home for him at Verve to explore his many creative and commercial avenues. His future is wonderfully unknown, and Verve is honored to be a part of it."
Additionally, NOISEY premiered a new episode of its series, Guitar Moves, which centers on Mills and series host Matt Sweeney. The episode features a brief guitar tutorial from Mills as well as an intimate musical conversation that is as entertaining and informative as it is nerdy. Future Guitar Moves episodes will feature James Williamson from The Stooges, Josh Homme from Queens of the Stone Age, Dan Auerbach from the Black Keys, and songwriter (and frequent Mills collaborator) Cass McCombs.
Stay tuned in the coming weeks as additional details on the forthcoming album and touring plans are unveiled.