Aussie lads Cut Copy release fourth album ‘Free Your Mind’ on Modular Recordings, on 4th November 2013. It is available to purchase here.
Title track ‘Free Your mind’ has an accompanying video which stars Alexander Skarsgard (The East, True Blood, Melancholia) as a deranged cult leader, and can be viewed on Indietronica here, where you can also listen to the rework by Fort Romeau. It was premiered to those who physically attended remote corners of the world, including the Californian desert, a small town in the Australian outback, and a secluded village in Wales. It is a psychedelic synth-driven masterpiece with a ‘Madchester’ feel.
Cut Copy themselves promote how, the album ‘Free Your Mind’ creates a fantasy of the next youth revolution, binding the two epochs without the negative baggage.’ The two epochs refer to the Vietnam War and Thatcherism in the UK – San Francisco 1967 and the UK ’88-’91, the sounds of which can be heard throughout the album. Hedonism, partying, sexuality and freedom are themes which run through the album.
Having formed around 15 years ago, Cut Copy put a considerable amount of effort into their production; as much science as art. Their eclectic sounds emulate from skillful crafts, made out of carefully thought out ideas and instruments ranging from trademark synths, to unusual percussion and saxophones.
The album includes five short ‘filler’ tracks of just a few seconds to a minute of transition, which make the album flow beautifully with a whole completeness, as a marvellously engineered creation of Hacienda, Hippies and Hedonists.
Stream the album in full, below.
Cut Copy are heading out across North America this Autumn in support of the forthcoming album, supported by Finnish duo and Modular label mates Shine 2009. Their European dates include;
November 26: London, UK – The Oval Space (SOLD OUT)
November 28: Luxembourg – Atelier
November 29: Belgium, Brussels – Beursschouwburg
November 30: Paris, France – Trabendo
December 1: Melkweg, Netherlands – Old Room
December 3: Cologne, Germany – Gebaude
December 4: Berlin, Germany – Prince Charles
December 10: Stockholm, Sweden – Kagelbanan
December 11: Malmo, Sweden – Kulturbolaget
December 12: Gothenburg, Sweden – Pusterviksteatern
December 13: Copenhagen, Denmark – Vega