Klaxons Reveal Plans for "Beautiful and Odd" Surfing the Void Outtakes EP
Published Aug 12, 2010When fans hear that album recording sessions have yielded more than a band can/wants to fit onto an LP, they tend to get all jittery and convulsive. Well, fans of British new ravers Klaxons can relax: the group have revealed that they will turn the outtakes from their forthcoming third album, Surfing the Void, into an EP.
As the NME points out, the band recently mentioned the EP in an interview with British radio/TV personality Zane Lowe.
"It sounds folky, it's not a record for a start it's an EP, which will see the light of day at some point," Klaxon's James Righton confirmed. "It's a lot more complicated, a lot more considered as well. Lots of layered vocals."
Bassist Jamie Reynolds added that the songs were unlike those that made the cut for the cat-in-a-spacesuit-clad Surfing the Void.
"It's quite slow, there's a waltz on it and it's just great. A seven-minute waltz!" he explained. "We've taken tracks and taken all the music out and replaced it with drones - it's very drugy and slow and beautiful and odd."
There's no release date for the EP yet - hell, the album won't even drop until August 24 - but there's a possibility the songs could end up on a live set list in the near future. The band recently announced they would be playing a short North American tour this fall. Dates in Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver and more are below, followed by the video for the band first single from Surfing the Void, "Echoes."
Thanks to AUX for the tip.
9/20 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
9/22 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
9/24 Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club
9/25 Montreal, QC - Cabaret du Musée Juste Pour Rire
9/27 Toronto, ON - The Mod Club
10/1 Minneapolis, MN - The Triple Rock Social Club
10/4 Vancouver, BC - Venue
10/5 Seattle, WA - Chop Suey
10/7-10 Los Angeles, CA - Culture Collide Music Festival