Metronomy are set to release new album 'Summer 08' on July 1st.
Joe Mount is set to come full circle. The Metronomy leader has written, played, and recorded new album 'Summer 08' entirely on his own.
It's an album of reflection – the title refers to Metronomy's first breakout period, following the success of 'Nights Out'.
The recording process found Joe Mount taking a step back. He explains: “I had those other albums – and how I wanted to record in bigger studios – out of my system. I wanted to make another record with the naivety of ‘Nights Out’: ten tracks, straight up, upbeat. Write another banger, then another, and don’t really think about it.”
New cut 'Old Skool' is online now, and it features bonus scratching from Beastie Boys' cohort Mix Master Mike. Joe explains: “I was living in East London in 2008 and felt like all this stuff was happening in the West end. It's nonsense really, but I felt it was this privileged end of town, all the musicians there had wealthy parents and were living in Ladbroke Grove and Notting Hill. So that song's about being totally idiotic and just jealous.”
Check it out now.
'Summer 08' will be released on July 1st. Tracklisting:
1. Back Together
2. Miami Logic
3. Old Skool (with Mixmaster Mike)
4. 16 Beat
5. Hang Me Out To Dry (with Robyn)
6. Mick Slow
7. My House
8. Night Owl
9. Love's Not An Obstacle
10. Summer Jam