Mount Kimbie Release “Blood and Form,” New Album Out May 28th

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Cold Spring Fault Less Youth Out May 28th Via Warp

“A subtle epic.” – FADER

“The first single from Cold Spring Fault Less Youth “Made to Stray,” is Mount Kimbie nudging their way toward the dancefloor, interested in filling space as much clearing room for it … By the time the vocal comes in, you’re hooked.” – Pitchfork (Best New Track)

After releasing the mesmerising, percussive “Made to Stray” just a few weeks ago, Mount Kimbie now reveal “Blood and Form” from their forthcoming second album, Cold Spring Fault Less Youth. As with “Made to Stray,” “Blood and Form” marks a noticeable shift in the duo’s use of vocals; the melodies are equally hypnotic but “Blood and Form” has a raw and hazy edge. Listening to the two tracks side by side shows the evolution of Mount Kimbie’s sound and the breadth of their new material.

Hear new track “Blood and Form” here

Mount Kimbie ‘Blood and Form’ (album ‘Cold Spring Fault Less Youth’)

Recorded in their South London studio, Mount Kimbie’s eagerly awaited sophomore record Cold Spring Fault Less Youth will be released on May 28th through Warp Records.

Since 2009, Dominic Maker and his partner in Mount Kimbie, Kai Campos, have played a central role in forging a new form for electronic music. Their influence stretches far beyond the tiny corner of the dance music underground that birthed them. They have repeatedly confounded expectations, transforming themselves from bedroom-studio producers to creators of one of the most fully realized electronic album-length statements of recent years and refining their live show to incorporate a drummer. With their second album, Cold Spring Fault Less Youth, finally completed, the perception of Mount Kimbie looks set to expand again.

Cold Spring Fault Less Youth combines the electronic sensibilities of Crooks and Lovers but sees Mount Kimbie moving out of the bedroom and into a professional studio. Informed by their live shows, Dom and Kai have introduced more live instruments to broaden their sound including drums and horns, as well as experimenting with vocals. The duo have undoubtedly grown, they are more experienced, more mature, more self-aware. “Two years is a long time,” says Maker. “Tastes change, what you want out of your life changes, and so on. Naturally, how we want to sound has changed too.” Expanding from the confines of dance music, the resulting album feels looser, richer and more enveloping than the duo’s past work, yet still retains that Mount Kimbie sound.

The new record also features two collaborations with the enigmatic artist King Krule who lends his distinctive, discontented vocals to “You Took Your Time” and “Meter, Pale, Tone.” Having been friends and mutual fans of each other for some time, the collaboration between Mount Kimbie and King Krule came about naturally and they intend to work together again.

Cold Spring Fault Less Youth
(May 28th, Warp Records)

Tracklisting
1. Home Recording
2. You Took Your Time (feat. King Krule)
3. Break Well
4. Blood and Form
5. Made To Stray
6. So Many Times, So Many Ways
7. Lie Near
8. Meter, Pale, Tone (feat. King Krule)
9. Slow
10. Sullen Ground
11. Fall Out

Upcoming Tour Dates
2nd May – Certain People @ Berghain, Berlin, DE
4th May – Sound City Festival, Liverpool
5th May – Night + Day Festival, Lisbon, Portugal (with the xx)
10th May – Poolbar mit Pratersauna, Vienna, AT
11th May – Imagine Festival @ Kaserne, Basel, CH
18th May – Night + Day Festival, Berlin, DE (with the xx)
24th May – London Calling @ Paradiso, Amsterdam, NL
25th May – Field Day Festival, London
30th May – Bowery Ballroom, New York, USA #
31st May – Union Transfer, Philadelphia, USA #
1st June – Black Cat, Washington, USA #
2nd June – The Sinclair, Cambridge, USA #
4th June – SAT, Montreal, Canada #
5th June – The Hoxton, Toronto, Canada #
7th June – Magic Stick, Detroit, USA #
8th June – Lincoln, Chicago, USA #
9th June – Turner Hall Ballroom, Milwaukee, USA #
10th June – Fine Line Music Cafe, Minneapolis, USA #
13th June – Fortune Sound Club, Vancouver, USA #
14th June – Neumos, Seattle, USA #
15th June – Doug Fir Lounge, Portland, USA #
17th June – The Independent, San Francisco, USA #
18th June – Echoplex, Los Angeles, USA #
23rd June – Night + Day Festival, Osterley Park, London (with the xx)

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