Monday, February 3, 2014

Clan of Xymox album out next week

Clan of Xymox will release Matters of the Mind, Body and Soul on Metropolis Records on Feb. 11.

With its new studio album, the band explores its signature, melancholic sound, as evidenced by tracks such as “I Close My Eyes” and “I’ll Let You Go.” 

In addition, the group will hit the road, starting with a pair of tour dates in Los Angeles before launching into a worldwide tour. 

Clan of Xymox, formerly known as Xymox, formed in the Netherlands in 1983. In 1985 they would release the first of two studio albums on 4AD Records (Clan Of Xymox, 1985; Medusa, 1987). Xymox would release their next two albums (Twist of Shadows, 1989; Phoenix, 1991) as well as three 12-Inch records (Obsession, 1989; Imagination, 1989 and Blind Hearts, 1989) on Wing Records.

"Obsession" would land itself on both the Billboard Alternative Songs and Billboard Club Play Charts, as "Imagination" would generate Top 40 Radio rotation. "Blind Hearts" would outshine the releases, finding its way to No. 1 on the Billboard Club Play Charts. The album Twist of Shadows would go on to sell over 300,000 records worldwide.

However founding member Ronny Moorings found himself unhappy with the band's direction and opted to experiment with different approach. The band would release two albums independently after the demise of Wing Records (Metamorphosis, 1992; Headclouds, 1993).

Moorings reformed and reinstated the moniker Clan of Xymox in 1997, for the release of their full length album on Tess Records (Hidden Faces, 1997). Clan of Xymox would find their way to their present home at Metropolis Records, who would release the band's next eight albums from 1999 to the present.

Track listing:
1. Once in a Blue Moon
2. She is Falling in Love
3. The Climate Changed
4. Hector 00-00
5. I Close My Eyes
6. Hand in Glove
7. Your Own Way
8. Love's on Diet
9. I'll Let You Go
10. Months Ago
11. Kiss and Tell
12. Chinese Whispers 

U.S. Dates:

2/08/14 The Obscure Lounge Los Angeles, CA
2/09/14 Complex Los Angeles, CA

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