Brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence, aka Disclosure, unveiled their forthcoming album title and release date this weekend during their live set at WILD LIFE Festival to a most eager crowd. Caracal will be released September 25. The pre-order for this much-awaited release is available via iTunes as well as Amazon, with “Holding On” available as an instant grat track with purchase on iTunes.
They have also announced two fall U.S. headlining shows at Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena on September 29 and Madison Square Garden in New York City on October 24. American Express Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Tuesday, June 9th at 10am through Friday, June 12th at 10pm. The General On-Sale begins Saturday, June 13th at 10am LOCAL time. The duo will perform a DJ set at Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas on June 20.
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This anticipated release follows Disclosure’s highly-lauded debut Settle, which has gone on to sell 1.6 million units worldwide, 5.3 million singles, and helped launch the career of Sam Smith with breakout single “Latch.”
“A caracal is an incredible wild cat that I became fascinated with while on tour last year. I just love the way they look, their physical capabilities and their anonymity,” explains Howard Lawrence. “It felt like a perfect fit for our WILD LIFE brand too, so the caracal made perfect sense as the lead visual for the new album and over the course of recording, it also felt like a natural title for the new record too.”
After teasing fans with “Bang That,” a hard-hitting house track with a vocal sample taken from 313 Bass Mechanic’s “Pass Out,” Disclosure properly premiered Caracal with the first single, “Holding On,” featuring Grammy-winning Jazz vocalist Gregory Porter. EntertainmentWeekly called it a “prime dance cut” while FADER wrote, “The track combines the group’s love for itchy, classic garage rhythms with rich, sonorous vocals.”
The GRAMMY®-nominated duo have established themselves as keen musical curators, as their collaborations demonstrate, and revealed a partial list of forthcoming guest vocalists to include Lion Babe, Nao and Kwabs, as well as Gregory Porter, all of whom joined Disclosure on stage this weekend at Parklife and WILD LIFE Festivals. Additionally, adoring fans were treated to new track called “Jaded,” which features Howard on vocals.
This weekend marked Disclosure’s first live appearance of the year, as headliners of Parklife Festival, followed by an extra special performance headlining their own festival WILD LIFE. This inaugural, sold out festival is curated by the Lawrence brothers, born out of their hugely successful WILD LIFE brand of parties and DJ shows across 2014.