Grammy Award-nominated British rock band PORCUPINE TREE has shared “Rats Return”, the most recent observe from its new album, “Closure/Continuation”, due on June 24 through Music For Nations/Megaforce Information. An official music video directed by Ricky Allen will be seen under.
“‘Rats Return’ is about those that declare to have the pursuits of the folks at coronary heart, however when it comes all the way down to it there’s solely ego and self-interest,” says PORCUPINE TREE founder Steven Wilson. “I discover myself reflecting on what kind of individual would truly be so pushed as to wish to rule over a complete nation, and are not these folks by definition the final those that needs to be allowed to take action? The rats will all the time save themselves first.”
“Closure/Continuation” shall be obtainable as a seven-track customary CD, customary black vinyl 2×12″ LP, white vinyl 2×12″ LP, clear blue vinyl 2×12″ LP, restricted version white cassette, and digital obtain. A restricted audiophile deluxe LP may also be obtainable, reduce at 45rpm on 3×12″ clear vinyl in 12″ slipcase field with two bonus tracks; a restricted audiophile deluxe CD in 12″ slipcase field will embrace the usual CD, a second disc with three bonus tracks and album instrumentals, Blu-ray disc with 5.1/Dolby Atmos and HD audio variations of the album, and an unique album artwork ebook. Pre-orders can be found now.
“Closure/Continuation” — which follows 2009’s best-selling “The Incident” — contains such not too long ago launched singles as “Herd Culling”, “Of The New Day” and the labyrinthine “Harridan”, all obtainable now at DSPs and streaming companies. An array of official lyric movies, visualizers, and unique “Gear Discuss” conversations with Steven Wilson, Richard Barbieri and Gavin Harrison are streaming now at YouTube. Highlights embrace a surprising session efficiency of “Of The New Day”, filmed and recorded earlier this yr at London’s world-famous AIR Studios.
PORCUPINE TREE will have fun its long-overdue return with a wide-ranging world tour — the legendary group’s first since October 2010. Offered by Stay Nation and Paladin Artists, North and South American dates start September 10 at Toronto, Ontario’s Meridian Corridor after which proceed via performances in Mexico Metropolis, Mexico (October 4) and Santiago, Chile (October 7). European dates get underway October 21 in Berlin, Germany after which culminate at London’s world well-known SSE Area, Wembley on November 11.
One of the vital forward-thinking, genre-defying rock bands of any period, PORCUPINE TREE was based in 1987 by famend musician/producer Steven Wilson as an outlet for the experimental recordings he was making exterior of his acclaimed post-rock duo NO-MAN. With the addition of keyboard participant Richard Barbieri and drummer Gavin Harrison, PORCUPINE TREE quickly advanced into a correct band, releasing 10 studio albums between 1992 and 2009. Every new launch noticed PORCUPINE TREE exploring new musical concepts, their expansive music shifting from pastoral psychedelic rock and ambient digital soundscapes to experimental pop and propulsive metallic. Later releases like 2007’s Grammy Award-nominated “Concern Of A Clean Planet” and 2009’s “The Incident” — the band’s greatest vendor up to now, reaching the highest 25 in each the U.S. and the U.Ok. — noticed PORCUPINE TREE effortlessly melding distinctive genres to create a groundbreaking musical universe all their very own.
As relentlessly inventive on stage as they’re within the studio, PORCUPINE TREE proved revolutionary stay performers recognized for sonic innovation and creative visible productions. In October 2010, the band entered a interval of hiatus following a spectacular live performance at London’s Royal Albert Corridor — their greatest stay present thus far.
Essentially the most collaborative album of their extremely lauded profession, “Closure / Continuation” would not merely decide up the place PORCUPINE TREE left off again in 2010. Whereas the acquainted traits of the band’s idiosyncratic sound stay intact, the brand new album very a lot locations PORCUPINE TREE within the right here and now, with higher texture and coloration than ever earlier than.
Photograph credit score: Alex Lake