Audio Files: David Duchovny is in town this week recording his new album, ‘Hell or Highwater’


When it comes to David Duchovny and music, we immediately think back to Catatonia’s mid-’90s post-Britpop hit “Mulder & Scully.” But apparently the X-Files and Californication actor fancies himself a musician in his own right, and will be in Boston this week recording his new album and speaking to students at Berklee College of Music.

We’re told Duchnovy is in town recording his first studio record, titled Hell or Highwater, at Q Division in Somerville. The album is set for March 2015 release via Boston label ThinkSay Records, which last year signed a distribution deal with Caroline. Back in May, ThinkSay posted a teaser clip to one of Duchovny’s songs, “Let It Rain,” which you can preview below.

“I can only compare my music to artists that you know, so it’s going to sound like I’m bragging,” the actor told Rolling Stone over the summer. “But in my wildest dreams, I would sound like Wilco or R.E.M. I’d put it somewhere in there — if I’m lucky.”


Meanwhile, Duchovny’s band is comprised of five Berklee graduates, and the actor will be at the school tomorrow afternoon with producer Colin Lee and ThinkSay president Brad Davidson “to talk to students about the collaboration with the band, the process of making the record, and how to find music partners in a shifting paradigm,” according to a presser.

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