The following article is an excerpt from the first issue of our newspaper Modulations. Available at this week's Independent Label Market in London alongside the limited edition 12" of Erol Alkan's Tame Impala rework, the free press features music and art recommended by the broad Modular family, interviews with artists Asger Carlson and Hattie Stewart, and plenty more.
In October this year Helsinki duo Shine 2009 released their 2nd album and their first on Modular Recordings, 'Our Nation'. In November Cut Copy released their 4th record, 'Free Your Mind'. Cut Copy invited Shine 2009 to open for them on their European tour so it seemed like an opportune time to introduce the two groups before they spend three weeks on the road together. Glen Goetze from Modular connected Sami Suova of Shine 2009 with Dan Whitford of Cut Copy.
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On Tuesday night, Melbourne men Cut Copy took their new single We Are Explorers to the Fallon stage, performing the Free Your Mind track for the late night show host, the house band The Roots, a studio audience, and millions of viewer across the US.
Preview Free Your Mind, the new album from Cut Copy, ahead of it's release - November 1 (AUS), November 4 (UK), November 5 (US).
You've heard Let Me Show You Love and Free Your Mind from Cut Copy's forthcoming album, also titled Free Your Mind. Now, just shy of two weeks from release, the band are sharing a third track - We Are Explorers.
We Are Explorers had its first live outing at the Governor's Ball Festival in New York this June, and the live version of the tune quickly made its way to Youtube. Today you can hear the official album version of the track...
J. Spaceman of seminal British space rock band Spiritualized has lent his textured touch to Cut Copy's current single 'Free Your Mind'. His version is a complete reworking of the psychedelic dance number, gently teasing out the soulful aspects of the melody and giving them additional space, weighty emotion and that signature Spaceman vocal.
Cut Copy's fourth studio album 'Free Your Mind' will be released worldwide this November and is available for pre-order with an instant-grat download of the original single via iTunes. Vinyl junkies can secure a copy of the immaculate 2XLP version here.
Cut Copy's "absolutely vital" current single Free Your Mind is a psychedelic synth scream and it now comes matched with an equally wild video. Watch cult leader Alexander Skarsgard (The East, True Blood, Melancholia) open the gates of consciousness in a video directed by Christopher Hill.
The Free Your Mind single package is out today in Australia, Monday Oct 14 (UK/EU), Tuesday Oct 15 (USA).
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You can add the Free Your Mind single package, with remixes including the Fort Romeau rework, to your collection in a fortnight.
The band's impending 4th album follows on from the 2011 Grammy-nominated Zonoscope and will be set free on Nov 1 (AUS), Nov 4 (UK/EU), Nov 5 (USA). Pre-order it now on vinyl via the ModShop and in digital format via iTunes.
Last week the Cut Copy brain trust erected 6 mysterious billboards around the world (in Mexico City, Detroit, the California Dessert, Santiago, Western Australia and Blaina, UK) prompting locals to free their minds through the power of suggestion. Later posting co-ordinates online, fans journeyed to their closest location with a smart phone to access an exclusive stream of the band's latest single Free Your Mind.
Now that the pilgrims have returned, we're ready to divulge that the single is the title of the band's forthcoming album, which follows from the Grammy-nominated and ARIA Award-winning Zonoscope. Produced by Cut Copy frontman Dan Whitford and mixed by sonic wizard Dave Fridmann (Tame Impala, MGMT, Flaming Lips), the record pays homage to the two Summers of Love (1967 and 1988-1989), creating a fantasy of what the next youth revolution might sound like.
Set for release Nov 1 AUS/ Nov 4 UK / Nov 5 US, it's now available for pre-order on vinyl via the ModShop and in digital format via iTunes. Listen below or go beyond to hum impressions of the tracklisting.
Cut Copy released a new song, 'Let Me Show You,' at the recent Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago, by cutting a limited edition of 120 dub plates that were sold to lucky fans. Here's the official single.
At Pitchfork Music Festival 2013, there was a booth. That booth was printing custom-made & super-limited (120 total) 12s featuring an exclusive and previously unheard Cut Copy track called 'Let Me Show You'. YouTuber Debaser22 donned the "good guy" hat and filmed his first play.
The song starts at 1:26 for those chomping at the bit.
The musical lovechild of Melbournite Dan Whitford, Cut Copy was originally a solo project for Whitford to exercise his love of sampling and instrumental hip-hop.