Last week New Order announced details for their new studio record, Music Complete, which arrives on September 25th. The first single from the album will arrive in August, but until then, New Order have been debuting snippets of new music on You Tube. The band premiered the second trailer in the Music Complete preview series this week. Stream Music Complete: 2 below:
Music Complete is New Order's first proper studio album since 2005's Waiting For The Sirens' Call and notably New Order's first record since Peter Hook's departure (also the first record in almost 15 years to include Gillian Gilbert, who rejoined the band a few years ago). According to Bernard Sumner, this time around the band did NOT shy away from synthesizers. The 11 track album features two collaborative songs with Chemical Brothers' Tom Rowlands -- "Singularity," the song New Order debuted live last summer, and another track titled "Unlearn This Hatred." In a previous interview, Sumner revealed New Order recorded 3 tracks with Rowlands, so it's possible the third song may wind up as a b-side down the road.
Also of note: The artwork for both the album and limited edition boxset was directed by longtime Joy Division/New Order/Factory Records' designer, the legendary Peter Saville.
Music Complete is available to pre-order as a standard 11 track digital album download through iTunes; Amazon is selling the physical CD, and double LP (on black vinyl). New Order's official store is offering the digital album download, physical cd, double LP on black vinyl, the limited edition double LP (clear vinyl), and a massive limited edition 8 LP vinyl deluxe box set. The boxset includes Music Complete on double clear vinyl, extended versions of all 11 songs on red, blue, yellow, grey, white 12" vinyl, plus 1 sided black etched vinyl. Additionally, New Order will be signing 200 copies of the box set and the signed copies will be randomly be shipped to fans who purchase from the band's official store (box set ships in November).
Tracklisting for Music Complete is posted below:
04. Tutti Frutti
05. People On The High Line
06. Stray Dog
08. Nothing But A Fool
09. Unlearn This Hatred
10. The Game
Published July 3rd, 2015 @ 5:57 PM