Monday, June 8, 2015

The Maccabees announce new album, tour dates

The Maccabees have started their North American tour which includes dates with Mumford and Sons for their Gentlemen on the Road Stopover Festival, alongside select headlining shows.
Forthcoming full-length effort "Marks To Prove It," due July 31, is available for pre-order in the US on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon and Spotify.

Written by The Maccabees - Orlando Weeks, Hugo White, Felix White, Rupert Jarvis and Sam Doyle - "Marks To Prove It" features eleven magnificent tracks that veer from the anthemic "Spit It Out", to the majestic next single "Something Like Happiness", the mournful lilt of "Kamakura" and the raw, explosive joy of the title track, first single "Marks To Prove It".

Produced by Hugo White, The Maccabees and Laurie Latham (Echo & the Bunnymen), "Marks To Prove It" is highlighted by the addition of female vocals to bring the songs to new emotive heights.

Recorded at their own Elephant Studios, the artwork has a striking photograph of the Faraday Memorial on Elephant & Castle roundabout taken by David Busfield, provides the perfect visual extension of the album’s intended association with the area in which it was made.

“It became about the night time, the inner city stripped-back and about the band dynamic again,” says Felix White.

“One of the things we were clear about for the album, “ adds Orlando Weeks, “was not having too many voices, too many characteristics, so that you could get to know the sounds, the instruments. And then, at the end, that meant we could reintroduce those characters, not in a way that was aping what had gone before but as a familiar force.”
Track listing:
1. Marks To Prove It
2. Kamakura
3. Ribbon Road
4. Spit It Out
5. Silence
6. River Song
7. Slow Sun
8. Something Like Happiness
9. WW1 Portraits
10. Pioneering Systems
11. Dawn Chorus
06/04 - The Mod Club – Toronto, ON* - TICKETS
06/09 - Le Poisson Rouge - New York, NY* - TICKETS
06/13 - U Street Music Hall – Washington, DC* - TICKETS
06/18 - Fine Line – Minneapolis, MN* - TICKETS
06/19 - Thalia Hall – Chicago, IL* - TICKETS

06/02 - MCU Park - Coney Island – Brooklyn, NY**
06/03 - MCU Park - Coney Island - Brooklyn, NY**
06/06 - Gentlemen of the Road Stopover Festival - Seaside Heights, NJ***
06/08 - Xfinity Center – Mansfield, MA**
06/10 - Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD**
06/11 - Walnut Creek Amphitheatre – Raleigh, NC**
06/15 - The Commons at Bulter's - Niagra-on-the-Lake, ON**
06/16 - DTE Energy Music Theater – Clarkson, MI**
06/17 - Montrose Beach & Park Chicago, IL**
06/20 - Gentlemen of the Road Stopover Festival - Waverly, IA***
10/2-4 – Austin City Limits Music Festival – Austin, TX
10/9-11 – Austin City Limits Music Festival – Austin, TX
**Supporting Mumford & Sons
*** Gentlemen of the Road Stopover Festival w/ Mumford & Sons

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