Primal Scream confirm More Light LP release in May
Story by Jack Foley
AFTER debuting new track 2013, Primal Scream have confirmed that new album More Light will be released on May 13, 2013.
The LP is being released on the band’s own First International label through Ignition Records and will be preceded by the single It’s Alright, It’s OK, out May 6.
Described as an adventurous, 13-track collection of new songs – and the band’s first LP in five years – More Light was written by Bobby Gillespie and Andrew Innes and produced by David Holmes. It features guest appearances from Robert Plant, Kevin Shields, The Pop Group’s Mark Stewart and Jason Faulkner.
Standout tracks include Elimination Blues – with vocals from Robert Plant – River of Pain, the caustic call-to-arms of Culturecide – where Mark Stewart guests on the chorus – and Invisible City.
Bobby Gillespie commented: “I wanted to convey coming out of a dark time and into a good one…We always knew it wasn’t going to be a straight ahead, balls to the wall, high energy rock ‘n’ roll, two guitars, bass and drum record. It’s sophisticated, layered, cinematic and orchestral; obviously working with Holmes we were hoping to make a record more in keeping with that vision.”
The album was recorded at Das Bunker, London and Vox Studios, LA and mixed by Rich Costey at Eldorado Recording Studios in LA, with the album sleeve designed by 2005 Turner Prize nominee Jim Lambie. It’s the follow-up to 2008’s Beautiful Future.