Underworld have announced that their first new album in six years, Barbara Barbara, we face a shining future, will be out on 3/18, and have shared a preview of some of the tracks. This is how they described the sound of the record in a newsletter to their fans:
So what’s there in the shining future? The opening punch of a two-note detuned bass riff crunching over relentless percussion; the elegiac swoop of strings as they stretching out across off-world electronics; a demented lupine howl that curls itself into an unshakeable earworm; celestial techno and South American acoustics; voices that warp into harmonic riffs; found lyrics that form fine-tuned monolgues; head music to dance to..
Listen to the preview and check out the album details (plus some European tour dates) below.
01 “I Exhale”
02 “If Rah”
03 “Low Burn”
04 “Santiago Cuatro”
06 “Ova Nova”
07 “Nylon Strung”
03/17 Berlin, Germany @ Columbia Halle
03/18 Mannheim, Germany @ Maimarktclub
03/24 London, UK @ Roundhouse
03/25 London, UK @ Roundhouse
03/28 Groningen, Netherlands @ Oosterport
03/30 Brussels, Belgium @ Cirque Royale
03/31 Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso
Barbara Barbara, we face a shining future is out 3/18 — you can pre-order it here. Concert tickets will go on sale this Friday (11/27) at 9AM GMT (4AM EST).