LAIBACH announce the release of a brand new four-track EP, S, available digitally from today.
The EP features three tracks from their forthcoming album, SPECTRE, available as a free download for ONE WEEK ONLY. Go to spectre.laibach.org to download Eurovision, No History and Resistance is Futile.
The new EP tracklisting also includes a live version of Serge Gainsbourg’s Love On The Beat which was recorded at the band’s Monumental Retro-Avant-Garde Tate Modern event in London.
Love On The Beat – Edit (live) (from the Monumental Retro-Avant-Garde Tate Modern CD)
Resistance is Futile
SPECTRE is Laibach’s first studio album since 2006’s Volk, and the follow up the original sound track for Iron Sky (dir. Timo Vuorensola, 2012) and Reproduction Prohibited, a collection of Laibach’s interpretations of songs, watch a trailer for the new album here:
The new album sees Laibach once again ‘re-inventing’ itself in a newly-born, yet polished and solid formation. And, as is now their custom, Laibach calls into question all the rigid and cemented interpretations (and prejudices) about itself, about its music, intentions, philosophy and ideology.
With SPECTRE, Laibach has created a big, important and almost dangerous step forward; it seems that this time the band has fatally crossed the Rubicon. On this album the group – which has never defined itself politically, but has, nevertheless, constantly analysed politics through its work – comes across as politically engaged as never before. SPECTRE sounds like a political manifesto manifest in poetic form, titles and lyrics couldn’t be more direct. With these lyrics and songs, Laibach, who has always given a controversial impression – or an impression of controversy – especially in terms of its political orientation, is now very clearly taking a position on the political spectrum and probably irreversibly abolishing its own (to some extent quite comfortable) political ‘freedom’ and neutrality.
SPECTRE is due out on Mute in February 2014. Before then, the band embark on a series of dates, starting in Switzerland on 21 November and ending with a show in St Petersburg on 1 December (full details below).
21 Nov – Bern, Dampfzentrale (Saint Ghetto)
28 Nov – Kharkov, Zhara Club
30 Nov – Moscow, Glav Club
1 Dec – St Petersburg, Avrora Concert Hall
SPECTRE tour coming in 2014…
22 Mar 2014 – Hong Kong, The Vine Centre
“Laibach at their best blur art and confrontation” – Guardian live review
Get ‘S’ here ;
Pre-order ‘SPECTRE’ here ;