The Church To Release New Album
Man Woman Life Death Infinity
On October 6th
North American Tour Begins This Friday
New Single “Undersea” Out Tomorrow
September 7, 2017 – Another Century, another dream, another album from a band that’s in too deep to go anywhere but ever closer to the other side. Man Woman Life Death Infinity is the 26th album by the Church and will be released on October 6th.
The album is their second with the rejuvenated line-up Steve Kilbey, Peter Koppes, Tim Powles and Ian Haug.
The epic return of 2014’s critically lauded Further/ Deeper blossomed into a road-hardened beast over four tours of the USA, two back home in Australia, and a new career high in front of 20,000 Spanish fans on a lap of Europe.
Man Woman Life Death Infinity is where the revitalized quartet’s freshly tuned chemistry reaches a new potency and precision: ten songs, 45 minutes, and a quantum leap into unexplored territory as strange as it is irresistible.
“Music is like inner space and we’re astronauts,” says guitarist Koppes, who co-founded the Church in Sydney in 1980. “It’s a spellbinding thing. It’s hypnotizing. That’s why people like it. It takes them into another world and we’re here to open those doors.”
“This is the Church’s water record,” says Kilbey, singer, lyricist and bassist. “I guess water is my element. I’ve always marveled at the sea and rivers and rain. It wasn’t conscious at all but on reflection, it definitely is a preoccupation on this record. What that means, I don’t know.”
The band will release the deeply chiming second single ‘Undersea’ beginning tomorrow morning. The track is the ominously descending result of Kilbey’s suggestion that the band should pretend to be another one altogether, like Sgt. Pepper wilfully choosing the brown acid.
“Tim borrowed my son’s little electronic drum kit,” Haug reveals, “so we had a mutated kit, half acoustic/ half electric, and we were just firing off each other.”
“Peter is like the mad professor of guitar theory. I’ve learned a lot from him over the last few years but I’m not trying to analyze the harmonic integrity of anything. If it sounds good, I’ll keep going down that path. I think we complement each other really well in that way.”
Fans who pre-order the album will receive both “Undersea” and “Another Century” as instant grat tracks.
The Church begin an extensive 29-date North American tour in support of Man Woman Life Death Infinity beginning this Friday on September 8th in Portland, OR. Special guests The Helio Sequence will be direct support on all dates.
Man Woman Life Death Infinity Track Listing
- Another Century
- For King Knife
- Before The Deluge
- I Don’t Know How I Don’t Know Why
- A Face In A Film
- In Your Fog
- Something Out There Is Wrong
- Dark Waltz
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The Church North American Fall Tour With Special Guest The Helio Sequence
9/8/2017 Portland, OR Revolution Hall
9/9/2017 Seattle, WA Neptune Theater
9/10/2017 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theater
9/12/2017 Sacramento, CA Harlow’s
9/13/2017 Santa Cruz, CA The Catalyst
9/14/2017 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
9/15/2017 Los Angeles, CA Fonda Theater
9/16/2017 San Diego, CA The Music Box
9/18/2017 Austin, TX 3Ten
9/19/2017 Dallas, TX Kessler Theater
9/20/2017 Houston, TX Heights Theater
9/22/2017 Pensacola, FL Vinyl Music Hall
9/23/2017 Orlando, FL The Social
9/24/2017 Atlanta, GA City Wintery
9/25/2017 Asheville, NC The Grey Eagle
9/27/2017 New York, NY Le Poisson Rouge
9/28/2017 Brooklyn, NY The Bell House
9/29/2017 Natick, MA TCAN Center For The Arts
9/30/2017 Newton, NJ Newton Theatre
10/1/2017 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
10/3/2017 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer
10/5/2017 Detroit, MI Magic Stick
10/6/2017 Chicago, IL Park West
10/8/2017 Minneapolis, MN Cedar Cultural Center
10/10/2017 Omaha, NE The Waiting Room
10/11/2017 Denver, CO Gothic Theater
10/12/2017 Salt Lake City, UT The State Room
10/13/2017 Las Vegas, NV Brooklyn Bowl
10/14/2017 Phoenix, AZ The Press Room