Nirvana actor to release album

Michael Pitt teams up with Sonic Youth for album release

Michael Pitt, the actor who played a thinly-veiled ‘Kurt Cobain-style character in Nirvana film ’Last Days’, is set to release his debut album.

His band Pagoda will release their untitled debut album on Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore’s Ecstatic Peach label.

In a statement Moore speaks about the first time he heard Pagoda. He says: “All I had lying around the apartment was a crummy electric guitar and after some hesitation Michael took it and began to belt out a solo rendition of ’Lesson Learned’, the first track of the ’Pagoda’ CD. I was taken aback…It was at that moment that I said, ‘Dude, let’s do a record’.

Pagoda is not a part time job for Pitt; he is not an actor out on vacation here. He is an artist with living expression as his goal and music is where he thrives. And Pagoda as a live band kicks much ass.”

A release date is yet to be confirmed.