:: Another love affair on first listen. A truly captivating record I have been playing in heavy rotation yesterday!
Editors are finally back with their fourth studio recording! The Birmingham alternative rock band led by frontman Tom Smith [lead vocals/guitar/piano] – further currently comprised of Russell Leetch [bass/synths/vocals], Ed Lay [drums/percussion/vocals] and the two new members Justin Lockey [lead guitar] and Elliott Williams [keys/synths/guitars/vocals] – has not released new music since their fabulous 2009 album In This Light and on This Evening. Four years can be a long time to wait, but they’re over now. The band’s new LP is entitled ‘The Weight of Your Love’ and drops officially tomorrow (July 01, 2013) via Play It Again Sam / PIAS Recordings. While the album is available in Germany since June 28 already, US release will only follow on July 09. The LP is available in two different versions: standard and special edition. Check out track listing and cover for the latter below. Watch above the official video for the lead single A Ton of Love, released on June 24. The video is directed by Mark Thomas and produced by Tim Mullett.
‘The Weight of Your Love’ – the first Editors album after the departure of former lead guitarist Chris Urbanowicz in April 2012 – is produced by Jacquire King (Tom Waits, Norah Jones, Of Monsters And Men, Kings Of Leon) and mixed by Craig Silvey (Arctic Monkeys, The Horrors, Arcade Fire, Bon Iver). The songs were recorded last winter in Nashville, Tennessee, and the album was completed in April. Watch below the documentary on the album that’s featured on the special edition. Editors are playing the whole festival season in Europe and will start touring with their new offering afterwards in autumn, find the schedule further on in this post.
01. The Weight
03. A Ton of Love
04. What Is This Thing Called Love
08. Two Hearted Spider
09. The Phone Book
10. The Phone Book
11. Bird of Prey
12. The Sting [Special Edition]
13. Get Low [Special Edition]
14. Comrade Spill My Blood [Special Edition]
15. Hyena (Acoustic) [Special Edition]
16. Nothing (Acoustic) [Special Edition]
17. The Weight of Your Love Documentary (Video) [Special Edition]
Upcoming Tour Dates:
Sun 30 June 2013 // Glastonbury, UK // Glastonbury Festival
Mon 01 July 2013 // London, UK // Village Underground
Wed 03 July 2013 // Gydnia, Poland // Open’er Festival
Fri 05 July 2013 // Turku, Finland // Ruisrock
Sun 07 July 2013 // Werchter, Belgium // Rock Werchter
Mon 08 July 2013 // Amsterdam, Netherlands // Gashouder
>> The full touring schedule is available here.
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The Line Of Best Fit − Editors – The Weight of Your Love