Bombay Bicycle Club, April 20 - On sale Friday at 10 a.m.January 8, 2014
BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB’s new album So Long, See You Tomorrow is available for pre-order now. The album, BBC’s fourth in only five years, will be released on February 4 by Vagrant Records. All pre-orders come with an instant download of three new songs: “Carry Me,” “It’s Alright Now,” and new single “Luna.” Pre-order the album at iTunes using the link below:
The band have also revealed the music video for their newest single, “Luna.” The video was directed by Anna Ginsburg, who has directed previous videos by the band. The video features synchronized swimmers from the British Olympic team. Watch the video, which premiered today at Pitchfork, via the link below.
The band will support the release of So Long, See You Tomorrow with a tour this spring. They will be bringing their tour all across the country, with dates in San Francisco (April 20 at the Fillmore), Chicago (April 30 at the House of Blues) and New York City (Webster Hall on May 8), with more dates to be announced shortly. Tickets go on sale Friday at 10:00 a.m.
Penned by multi-talented frontman Jack Steadman – who wrote ‘So Long, See You Tomorrow’ while travelling through India, Turkey, Europe and Tokyo, leaving it audibly awash with references from each of these cultures – he intended it from the outset to tell a story from the first track through to its finale. Jack explains: “I think there is a romantic side to it, although I always try to leave the meaning side of a song and theme wide open.”
The new album looks to break exciting new ground yet again for the band, effortlessly diversifying and innovating at an astonishing rate with ethereal loops, offbeat rhythms, shimmering keys, Dutch techno blips, soaring strings and even Bollywood movie samples – it is without question a defining record for a band who remain in their early 20s. Indeed, So Long… has more in common with experimental melodic electronica than with their first three albums, as it invites listeners to journey ‘round and round and round,…’
Jack also self-produced the album which was recorded over 18 months in the band’s own studio and engineered and mixed by Mark Rankin (QOTSA, AlunaGeorge) – there are familiar backing vocals by long-time collaborator Lucy Rose and newcomer Rae Morris. Jack adds: “The last few years have been spent trying to move towards ‘our sound’, the fact that we have produced the album ourselves has helped a lot!”
Once again, BBC – one of the most successful if underrated young bands of their generation, known for their fervent live following – continue to break new ground while exciting their fans, managing to remain innovative while appearing effortlessly diverse.