The Notwist will release their first album in six years, Close to The Glass, on CD/2xLP/DL in Europe on February 24 and February 25 via Sub Pop in the US.
The band recently unveiled the record’s title track along with a full track-listing plus 2014 European tour dates.
Fans who pre-order the album via iTunes will receive the sneak preview track immediately as a download. The album will also be available for pre-order at cityslang.com where fans will receive the limited edition of the album on coloured vinyl.
The Notwist have always been pioneering their own sound, walking a trail of songs across genres toward something definitively new and distinctly them. Yet the German born band are never running from their previous creations but rather toward the next. In doing so, they have crafted a series of personal yet impeccable records that warmly thread together the far corners of independent music. Simply speaking, The Notwist make this careful and banging, private yet pop, post-everything music, for the movie going on inside you.
Their new full length Close To The Glass is yet another courageous leap into the sky of songs. It is a catchy and unpredictable marriage of playing your heart out on an instrument and the magnetic pulse of precise programming.
Whilst the band always creates music ripe with authenticity and mood, we find them now defining their edges with no shortage of bravery or beat. As romantic as it is robotic, Close To The Glass is a bottomless collage; part pop song, part science, part band, part story telling and all Notwist.
The sturdy glue between the layers of Close To The Glass is their new found synergy as a band. No longer co-writing parts, Markus, Micha and Martin have finally found their human form and in some ways, at last, have become The Notwist. Along side Max and Andi, they write, re-write and record songs as one, tapping into the energy they possess on stage and naturally arriving at the band all their exploratory recorded music had cut out for them.
Close To The Glass will also be available in the US via Sub Pop on February 25, in Japan on February 12 via Afterhours and in Australia on February 21 via Spunk.
You can catch The Notwist live on the following dates in 2014:
Jan 24 – Innsbruck, AT – Weekender Club
Jan 25 – Vienna, AT – FM4 Geburtstagsfest
Feb 24 – Wiesbaden, DE – Schlachthof
Feb 25 – Bielefeld, DE – Forum
Feb 26 – Berlin, DE – Heimathafen
Mar 10 – Stuttgart, DE – Wagenhallen
Mar 11 – Lyon, FR – Epicerie Moderne
Mar 12 – Nantes, FR – Stereolux
Mar 13 – Paris, FR – La Maroquinerie
Mar 14 – Lille, FR – Le Grand Mix
Mar 15 – Manchester, UK – The Deaf Institute
Mar 16 – Glasgow, UK – Mono
Mar 17 – Bristol, UK – The Fleece
Mar 18 – London, UK – Village Underground
Mar 19 – Brussels, BE – Botanique
Mar 20 – Cologne, DE – E-Werk
Apr 10 – Ljubljana, SL – tba
Apr 11 – Zagreb, HR – Mochvara
Apr 12 – Linz, AT – Posthof
Apr 13 – Munich, DE – Circus Krone
May 27 – Hamburg, DE – Laeiszhalle
May 28 – Amsterdam, NL – Melkweg