Today’s edition of Red Bank oRBit takes it down to Asbury Park, where later this week the inimitable Asbury Lanes hosts one of the most unexpected personal and professional partnerships to come down the pike in a long time — the delightfully off-center union of Wreckless Eric and Amy Rigby.

Amy Rigby and Wreckless Eric

Longtime fans of each would be able to peg him as the punk-era UK songwriter best known for his snotnosed romantic anthem “(I’d Go) The Whole Wide World,” and her as the sweetly cynical American singer-songwriter behind such cult-fave albums as Diary of a Mod Housewife. Together they’re teaming up to fight crime, or at least the kind of crime that occurs when music itself grows brittle and fragmented, and artists (plus fans) get mired in old habits and expectations.

Rest assured, our editor finds the duo’s debut disc to be all the defense of marriage you’ll ever need, and we look ahead to Thursday’s local appearance with an exclusive two-fer interview you’ll find nowhere else but here in oRBital space.