The moodily ambitious Manchester band Elbow have announced plans to release their sixth album The Take Off And Landing Of Everything early this year; it follows 2011’s Build A Rocket Boys! Frontman Guy Garvey has named an intriguing set of key influences: space-rock, prog, Primal Scream, Spiritualized. I don’t know about the other three, but there’s definitely some prog to be heard in first single “Fly Boy Blue / Lunette,” a sprawling and heavily orchestrated strummer that moves assuredly through different movements and keeps the same wounded air throughout. The song’s video is entirely made up of footage of the band recording in the studio, and it’s below.
The Take Off And Landing Of Everything is out 3/11 on Fiction/Concord.