Monday, September 18, 2017

Australian band The Church touring U.S. now; new album soon

Man Woman Life Death Infinity, the 26th album by the Church, will be released on Oct. 6. It is the second one with the lineup of Steve Kilbey, Peter Koppes, Tim Powles and Ian Haug.

The return of 2014's critically lauded Further/Deeper included four tours of the U.S., two back home in Australia, and a new career high in front of 20,000 Spanish fans on a lap of Europe. Man Woman Life Death Infinity features 10 songs in 45 minutes.

"Music is like inner space and we're astronauts," says guitarist Koppes, who co-founded the Church in Sydney in 1980. "It's a spellbinding thing. It's hypnotizing. That's why people like it. It takes them into another world and we're here to open those doors."

"This is the Church's water record," says Kilbey, singer, lyricist and bassist. "I guess water is my element. I've always marveled at the sea and rivers and rain. It wasn't conscious at all but on reflection, it definitely is a preoccupation on this record. What that means, I don't know."

The band have now released second single ‘Undersea.' Listen here: The track is the ominously descending result of Kilbey's suggestion that the band should pretend to be another one altogether, like Sgt. Pepper wilfully choosing the brown acid.

"Tim borrowed my son's little electronic drum kit," Haug reveals, "so we had a mutated kit, half acoustic/ half electric, and we were just firing off each other.”

"Peter is like the mad professor of guitar theory. I've learned a lot from him over the last few years but I'm not trying to analyze the harmonic integrity of anything. If it sounds good, I'll keep going down that path. I think we complement each other really well in that way."

Fans who pre-order the album will receive both “Undersea” and “Another Century” as instant grat tracks.

The Church is in the midst of an extensive 29-date North American tour in support of Man Woman Life Death Infinity. Special guests The Helio Sequence will be direct support on all dates.

Track Listing:

Another Century
For King Knife
Before The Deluge
I Don’t Know How I Don’t Know Why
A Face In A Film
In Your Fog
Something Out There Is Wrong
Dark Waltz

Tour Dates: 

9/19/2017 Dallas, TX Kessler Theater
9/20/2017 Houston, TX Heights Theater
9/22/2017 Pensacola, FL Vinyl Music Hall
9/23/2017 Orlando, FL The Social
9/24/2017 Atlanta, GA City Wintery
9/25/2017 Asheville, NC The Grey Eagle
9/27/2017 New York, NY Le Poisson Rouge
9/28/2017 Brooklyn, NY The Bell House
9/29/2017 Natick, MA TCAN Center For The Arts
9/30/2017 Newton, NJ Newton Theatre
10/1/2017 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
10/3/2017 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer
10/5/2017 Detroit, MI Magic Stick
10/6/2017 Chicago, IL Park West
10/8/2017 Minneapolis, MN Cedar Cultural Center
10/10/2017 Omaha, NE The Waiting Room
10/11/2017 Denver, CO Gothic Theater
10/12/2017 Salt Lake City, UT The State Room
10/13/2017 Las Vegas, NV Brooklyn Bowl
10/14/2017 Phoenix, AZ The Press Room   

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