The Books Announce Their New Album, ‘The Way Out,’ Coming July 20th on Temporary Residence

THE BOOKS ANNOUNCE THEIR NEW ALBUM, ‘THE WAY OUT, COMING JULY 20th ON TEMPORARY RESIDENCE

DOWNLOAD THE NEW SINGLE ‘BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE’ NOW ON PITCHFORK


Five years in the making, The Books have come out the gate running with the announcement of The Way Out, their long awaited fourth studio album coming July 20th on the highly regarded indie label Temporary Residence. Their first full-length album since 2005’s acclaimed Lost and Safe, The Way Out includes all the familiar sounds that longtime fans have come to love while branching into new expanses of found sound, culling from over 4000 tapes collected along the world journeys of the duo’s Nick Zammuto and Paul de Jong. From the band:

“The working concept for the sound of ‘The Way Out’ was pretty simple: Every track needs to sound like it comes from its own universe. That is, every track is it’s own rabbit-hole. As on ‘Lost and Safe’ the new record is a mixture of sample based and lyric based songs”

Yesterday, the Books released their first single, ‘Beautiful People’, along with album cover art, which can be downloaded now on Pitchfork. The Books on the song:



“Beautiful People is one of the four ‘sung songs’ on the new record (14 tracks, about 50 minutes in all). In this case, a three part Christian harmony mixed with a sort of euro-disco-trash beat, an orchestra’s worth of sampled brass and lyrics about the twelfth root of two trigonometry and tangrams which will make up the video portion of the song for the live show.”

The Way Out will hit the literal and digital streets all over the world on July 20th, 2010.

“Nobody else really makes music like this.” – PITCHFORK (on The Books’ ‘Beautiful People’)

DOWNLOAD THE BOOKS’ FIRST SINGLE ‘BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE


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