Erasure 'The Violet Flame' (album stream) / "Elevation" (video)

Erasure 'The Violet Flame' (album stream) / 'Elevation' (video)
Long-running synth-pop legends Erasure have lit up our lives a little early, offering up the entirety of their upcoming The Violet Flame LP in an online stream ahead of the set's September 23 due date through Mute.

Andy Bell and Vince Clarke's new effort channels a bit of that vintage flavour, with the latter serving up oscillated synth wizardry atop a somewhat discofied beat on "Dead of Night" as vocalist Bell gives a soulful performance of his own. "Sacred" plays out as a sister song to "Stop!", brilliantly barrelling out of the gates with busy electronic programming and Bell's powerful, love-is-the-answer wordplay.

You can give the band a little respect by streaming The Violet Flame down below, courtesy of USA Today. As a bonus, you can also watch the newly revealed video for "Elevation" at the bottom of the page.

As previously reported, the duo are also bracing themselves for an upcoming tour, which hits Toronto on September 30. You can see the dates here.