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We’re obviously talking about Erasure and their brand new album “The Violet Flame”.
The award-winning songwriting duo were determined to replicate the success of “Snow Globe” both musically and visually.
In fact, “The Violet Flame” has been produced by none other than producer Richard X, we all know he only works with the best.
For this particular album Erasure ran a pre-order campaign were fans were given exclusive tracks, photos and video interviews, once they had ordered one of the album formats, right up until the release date, while Andy and Vince personally oversaw the process.
The CD package is then contained inside a custom-made foil-blocked box alongside a selection of Erasure items, all of which are exclusive to the box set, including an enamel badge, a set of postcards, post-it notes, a lenticular print and a glass tealight holder.
The album is available now via Mute, Lexer Music, Mute Bank and Pledge Music
Their new album is titled “El Pintor”, recorded at Electric Lady Studios and Atomic Sound in New York City, mixed by Alan Moulder, mastered by Greg Calbi and released by Soft Limit.
Daniel Kessler, Samuel Fogarino and Paul Banks might have taken a sabbatical from music, but we forgive their absence after listening to this incredible release.
The album has already been well received and the first published single “All The Rage Back Home” definitely hit the mark to whet your appetite.
After a successful pre-order campaign on Pledge Music, you can now purchase “El Pintor” here or even better, from your local record store.
It’s always a pleasure to manufacture an album that sounds and looks great.
Enjoy the music!
One judging panel, more than 10,000 people voting, twelve categories, sixty worthy nominees.
AIM has announced the full list of artists, record labels and festivals contending in this year’s Independent Music Awards.
We’re excited to see so many artists and labels we’ve had the privilege to work with and we’d like to congratulate them all: Because Music, Ben Watt, Bonobo, Cabaret Voltaire, Courtney Barnett, Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip, East India Youth, Fearless Records, FKA Twigs, Gabby Young & Other Animals, Gruff Rhys Hospital Records, Hyperdub, Liars, Ninja Tune, PINS, Sonic Cathedral and Withered Hand.
The event will take place on September the 2nd at London’s The Brewery and Key Production will obviously be there, come find us before the ceremony, rumour has it we bring good luck!
Here you can find the full list of nominees and more information about the awards.