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ALCEST To Release A New Record This Fall

Posted by on April 22, 2016 at 3:18 pm

Despite being its lightest offering yet, Alcest's 2015 record Shelter was probably one of the band's most well received albums to date. It was just a dreamy, sunny album that didn't touch too heavily on the band's heavier aspects, but still felt like this optimistic crusher of happiness. So you, perfect fall music, right?

Which is great, considering Alcest is working on a new record that's coming out this fall.

“For the past 3 months we have been recording our new album, and right now we are doing small adjustments on the mix. It’s coming to an end of a very long journey (the longest studio experience we’ve had so far) and we feel quite exhausted, but really happy. For each album we try to challenge ourselves, developing the songs in new directions. This time will be just as special, but also a return to the approach we had in our earlier albums; with intense songs full of contrasts and dynamics. Even if this album is quite “alien” in character, we felt the need to come back to the origins of the project. The release date is planned for Autumn 2016 and then we will embark on a 37 date European co-headlining tour with the Japanese band Mono. We are very much looking forward to this tour and to show you the work of our last couple of years.”

An "alien" Alcest album? Sounds intriguing, if not downright oozing with the potential to be awesome, considering Shelter was a little far-fetched.

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