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News: The Chemical Brothers Detail Eagerly Awaited Album ‘Born In The Echoes’

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The Chemical Brothers’ first studio album in five years, Born In The Echoes, will be released  July 17th.  True to form, the four-time GRAMMY® winners masterfully weave elements of alternative, electronic, rock and psychedelia to create the kind of music that both headphones and stadiums were made for, music that inspires both introspection and a sense of community. On the dark, powerful and emotional Born In The Echoes, the influential U.K. based duo – comprising Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons – push their music as far as it will go, obliterating genre boundaries as they have from the start, beginning with 1995’s Exit Planet Dust.

A stellar cast of collaborators joined The Chemical Brothers on the new album, including previous guests Q-Tip (“Go” – a track that will be accompanied by a video directed by Michel Gondry) and Ali Love (“EML Ritual”) as well as first time visitors to the studio – St. Vincent (“Under Neon Lights”), Cate Le Bon (“Born In The Echoes”) and Beck (“Wide Open” – his first new music since his GRAMMY-winning album Morning Phase). In each case, the vocals are assimilated into the music, helping to create music that’s uniquely that of The Chemical Brothers at their peerless best – an unmistakable sound that recently saw the duo win the Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Song Collection.

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Fans can get a first taste of Born In The Echoes with this visualizer for “Sometimes I Feel So Deserted,” which premiered yesterday on Vice’s Thump. The song debuted on BBC Radio 1 yesterday as Annie Mac’s “Hottest Record.” Fans who pre-order Born In The Echoes will instantly receive “Sometimes I Feel So Deserted.”

The Chemical Brothers will take their incomparable, hallucinogenic live show on the road this summer. Festival headline performances include Sonar, Glastonbury, Bestival and the just-announced HARD Summer Music Festival at Fairplex Southern California, where they will perform on August 1. Click here for full tour schedule.

Born In The Echoes is The Chemical Brothers’ eighth studio album and first since 2010’s Further, which was nominated for a GRAMMY and included the single “Swoon.” In the years between the two studio albums, The Chemical Brothers composed the award-winning original score for the 2011 film Hanna and released 2012’s GRAMMY-nominated Don’t Think, a live album and concert film that Rolling Stone hailed as “exhilarating…a triumph.” The duo alsocollaborated with Lorde and Miguel on “This is Not a Game,” the lead single from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay soundtrack.

Born In The Echoes – Track Listing:

1. Sometimes I Feel So Deserted
2. Go (featuring Q-Tip)
3. Under Neon Lights (featuring St. Vincent)
4. EML Ritual (featuring Ali Love)
5. I’ll See You There
6. Just Bang
7. Reflexion
8. Taste Of Honey
9. Born In The Echoes (featuring Cate Le Bon)
10. Radiate
11. Wide Open (featuring Beck)