Ken’s new album Danzig In The Moonlight is available for pre-order! Set for release 1 October on Lojinx, you place your order at danziginthemoonlight.com, where several limited-edition bundles are available. More information:
I’ve made some extra items including a vinyl single with a unique, only-available-here track called “The Well” which was just recorded in Cordoba days ago (next to a very old well–they say: “write what you know”), the first ever Ken Stringfellow T shirt, and of course the album in all its digital and analog glory. Hi quality double vinyl cut by the lab coat wearing geeks at Abbey Road. CDs with deluxe packaging, both wrapped in intricate artwork by some of Holland’s most cutting edge illustrators and designers.
The Posies will be in Japan in June, and This Time Records will be releasing ‘Blood/Candy’ (with seven additional bonus tracks) on April 20th.
Dates & release info can be foundhere on This Time’s site.
The Posies’ first new album in 5 years, “Blood/Candy,” is out world-wide today on Rykodisc. Reminder – exclusive fan bundles will be available through mid-October.
Had a listen? Vote in the poll & tell us your favorite track!
Magnet.com is running a poll asking readers which album they’re most looking forward to as part of next week’s releases – head over & vote for BLOOD/CANDY!
Ryko is offering a special pre-order of BLOOD/CANDY. All orders include a free mp3 download of “The Glitter Prize,” and two more mp3s delivered on September 28th of the demos for “So Caroline” and “Enewetak,” an autographed 11×17 poster, and a pack of 1-inch buttons (featuring three different designs).
The CD bundle is $15 & the vinyl bundle is $18. The vinyl (180 gram) also comes with a download card, and an additional 18×24 poster.
Click here to visit the web store!
“The Glitter Prize,” the Posies’ first single off BLOOD/CANDY, is now available on iTunes! The song features guest vocals by Kay Hanley of Letters to Cleo.
Spin.com is currently streaming “Licenses to Hide,” a new track off ‘Blood/Candy’ featuring guest vocals by Lisa Lobsinger of Broken Social Scene. Listen exclusively here.
“Licenses to Hide” is emblematic of the new album’s adventurous attitude, with a dizzying amalgamation of parts, not unlike a piece of musical theater. After opening with a somber, piano-led musing, where Stringfellow delivers a line about “feeling so old” backed by the Posies’ trademark, chill-inducing harmonies (with an assist from Broken Social Scene’s Lisa Lobsinger), the track veers into both ’70s arena rock (think Styx, in a very complimentary way) and a Billy Joel-like, storyteller-style chorus.
“‘License to Hide’ is one of two songs on the record that I think is so completely out of left field for us,” says Auer. “I always thought that the Posies should have something that resembles a showtune in our canon… On a certain day, it could be in one of the Muppet movies — and I mean that in a good way.”
Click on the image to enlarge.
September 28th on Rykodisc.
Read all about the Posies new album ‘Blood/Candy’ in this exclusive interview on Huffington Post, by Tony Sachs.
The idea for a new album came about during the Frosting On The Beater anniversary tour in 2008, and according to Stringfellow, a meeting with Rykodisc in ’09 really set the wheels in motion. “They were enthusiastic enough to say, ‘Hey, we should really make this happen, and soon.’ And we were like, ‘Sounds like a great idea.’ Starting last year, we had the idea to start recording by this spring, knowing that we had to write some songs.”
Blood/Candy is the first Posies album for which Auer and Stringfellow actually wrote material in advance of the recording sessions since Amazing Disgrace in 1996. “One of the things I was hoping to do on this record,” says Auer, “was go back to the idea of Ken and me writing most of the songs, versus the last recording we did, where we kind of cobbled things together in the studio with everyone. I just felt like we needed to have that time to prepare and actually sit down and write.” As a result, Stringfellow says, “I would say that I feel the songs on this one a bit deeper… there’s stuff from way down in there that I think gives it a little more soul.”
Click here to read the entire interview.
1. Plastic Paperbacks
2. The Glitter Prize
3. Licenses To Hide
4. So Caroline
5. Take Care Of Yourself
6. Cleopatra Street
7. For The Ashes
8. Accidental Architecture
9. She’s Coming Down Again!
10. Notion 99
11. Holiday Hours
The Posies’ new album Blood/Candy will be released September 28th on Rykodisc.
Check back on 7/12 for tour info.