Published Nov 19, 2013It's been far too long since German electro-pop maestros the Notwist released their last proper album The Devil, You + Me. Nearly six years later, the group are finally getting ready to drop a follow-up.
The new record is called Close to the Glass, and sees the Notwist working with the new label home of Sub Pop.
The album is due out on February 25 from the venerable indie rock label, who offered up this description of the album:
As romantic as it is robotic, Close to the Glass is a bottomless collage: part pop song, part science, part band, part storytelling and all Notwist. The sturdy glue between the layers of Close to the Glass is their newfound synergy as a band, no longer co-writing parts, brothers Markus and Micha Archer alongside Martin Gretchmann have finally found their human form and in some ways, at last, have 'become' the Notwist. With support from Max Punktezahl and Andi Haberl, they write, re-write, and record songs as one, tapping into the energy they possess on stage, and naturally arriving at the band all their exploratory recorded music had cut out for them.
While the new record doesn't arrive until the new year, dig into the album's title track in the stream at the bottom of the page.
The Notwist also have several European tour dates, which you can also find below.
Close to the Glass:
2. Close to the Glass
4. Into Another Tune
6. From One Wrong Place to the Next
8. The Fifth Quarter of the Globe
9. Run Run Run
10. Steppin' In
12. They Follow Me
01/24 Innsbruck, Austria - Weekender Club
01/25 Vienna, Austria - FM4 Geburtstagsfest
02/24 Wiesbaden, Germany - Schlachthof
02/25 Bielefeld, Germany - Forum
02/26 Berlin, Germany - Heimathafen
03/10 Stuttgart, Germany - Wagenhallen
03/11 Lyon, France - Epicerie Moderne
03/12 Nantes, France - Stereolux
03/13 Paris, France - La Maroquinerie
03/14 Lille, France - Le Grand Mix
03/15 Manchester, England - The Deaf Institute
03/16 Glasgow, Scotland - Mono
03/17 Bristol, England - The Fleece
03/18 London, England - Village Underground
03/19 Brussels, Belgium - Botanique
03/20 Cologne, Germany - E-Werk
04/10 Ljubljana, Slovenia - TBA
04/11 Zagreb, Croatia - Mochvara
04/12 Linz, Austria - Posthof
04/13 Munich, Germany - Circus Krone
05/27 Hamburg, Germany - Laeiszhalle
05/28 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Melkweg