September 7, 2017 – Another Century, another dream, another album from a band that’s in too deep to go anywhere but ever closer to the other side. Man Woman Life Death Infinity is the 26th album by the Church and will be released on October 6th.
The album is their second with the rejuvenated line-up Steve Kilbey, Peter Koppes, Tim Powles and Ian Haug.
The epic return of 2014’s critically lauded Further/ Deeper blossomed into a road-hardened beast over four tours of the USA, two back home in Australia, and a new career high in front of 20,000 Spanish fans on a lap of Europe.
Man Woman Life Death Infinity is where the revitalized quartet’s freshly tuned chemistry reaches a new potency and precision: ten songs, 45 minutes, and a quantum leap into unexplored territory as strange as it is irresistible.
“Music is like inner space and we’re astronauts,” says guitarist Koppes, who co-founded the Church in Sydney in 1980. “It’s a spellbinding thing. It’s hypnotizing. That’s why people like it. It takes them into another world and we’re here to open those doors.”
“This is the Church’s water record,” says Kilbey, singer, lyricist and bassist. “I guess water is my element. I’ve always marveled at the sea and rivers and rain. It wasn’t conscious at all but on reflection, it definitely is a preoccupation on this record. What that means, I don’t know.”
The band will release the deeply chiming second single ‘Undersea’ beginning tomorrow morning. The track is the ominously descending result of Kilbey’s suggestion that the band should pretend to be another one altogether, like Sgt. Pepper wilfully choosing the brown acid.
“Tim borrowed my son’s little electronic drum kit,” Haug reveals, “so we had a mutated kit, half acoustic/ half electric, and we were just firing off each other.”
“Peter is like the mad professor of guitar theory. I’ve learned a lot from him over the last few years but I’m not trying to analyze the harmonic integrity of anything. If it sounds good, I’ll keep going down that path. I think we complement each other really well in that way.”
Fans who pre-order the album will receive both “Undersea” and “Another Century” as instant grat tracks.
The Church begin an extensive 29-date North American tour in support of Man Woman Life Death Infinity beginning this Friday on September 8th in Portland, OR. Special guests The Helio Sequence will be direct support on all dates.
Man Woman Life Death Infinity Track Listing
|CHURCH - MAN WOMAN LIFE DEATH INFINITY - CD - UNO012||AUS $22.98 + shipping
|CHURCH - MAN WOMAN LIFE DEATH INFINITY - LP - UNO012V||AUS $36.98 + shipping
|Spellbinding 2017 album from the incomparable Sydney quartet, once again pushing the boat out into unchartered sonic territory, delivering ten new tunes including 'Undersea' & 'Another Century'.|