Patti Smith has announced the June 5th release of her eleventh studio album,’Banga’.

This highly-anticipated album marks Smith’s first collection of original material since 2004, when she made her Columbia Records debut with the critically-acclaimed trampin’.

‘April Fool,’ the first single from ‘Banga’, (featuring Tom Verlaine) is available digitally from April 3rd.

The album was recorded at Electric Lady Studios in New York City and produced by Patti Smith and her band: Tony Shanahan, Jay Dee Daugherty and her long-time collaborator Lenny Kaye.

Featured guests include Tom Verlaine, Jack Petruzzelli, Smith’s son Jackson and daughter Jesse Paris.

Inspired by Smith’s unique dreams and observations, Banga’s poetic lyrics are a reflection of our complex world – a world that is rife with chaos and beauty.

Praised for her storytelling abilities, Smith has crafted an album that captures a wide range of human experience.