Well, well. Here’s a nice surprise for Crime & the City Solution fans. The collective has a new record, “American Twilight”, due out March 25th via Mute Records. And the band, with it’s latest incarnation: Original Berlin era members Simon Bonney, Bronwyn Adams and Alexander Hacke (Einsturzende Neubauten) are joined by David Eugene Edwards (16 Horsepower, Wovenhand), Jim White (Dirty 3, Cat Power), Troy Gregory (Witches), Matthew Smith (Outrageous Cherry, Volebeats) & visual artist Danielle de Picciotto. Admittedly, I don’t know as much as I should about Crime & the City Solution, beyond the things I’ve read about their disbanding and reforming three times since 1977, and the handful of old tracks I’ve heard. But you can count me a fan of Jim White, who I first learned about while watching the beautiful 2004 film “Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus”, a quasi-documentary which follows White around the Faulkner-South chasing that U.S.-only wild and eclectic mix of religion, country music and Americana. So, count me in with “American Twilight”. Okay, it’s not just that. The band has posted a new, driving song, “My Love Takes Me There”, for streaming. It’s an energetic rock track pushed by electric guitar, and an pretty back-roads quality. — David D. Robbins Jr.