Global Music is proud to announce the release of Therapy?’s upcoming album, Crooked Timber, on limited edition white vinyl, available from March 30th 2009.
In the 90’s Therapy? released a number of vinyl recordings themselves until they were told by various companies that ‘there wasn’t a market for it anymore’.
As avid music buyers themselves, Therapy? reminisce: “We still remember the thrill of buying vinyl, coloured punk singles, metal picture discs, noise bands on splattered vinyl. DR2 were prepared to release a vinyl version of ‘Crooked Timber’, so we jumped at the chance to give our fans something special to remember too.”
A final word of advice from front man, Andy: “Just don’t leave your copy in front of a radiator!”
Therapy? album, Crooked Timber is due out March 23rd 2009 and the limited edition white vinyl will be available from March 30th 2009.
Both are available to pre-order and receive on day of release via the Global Music Online Store: HERE!
Global Music are proud to release to you the artwork and track listing for the upcoming album from Irish left-field rockers, Therapy?.
The band comment on their upcoming release: We’re really excited about getting these tracks heard and can’t wait to play them live. We’ve spent enough time away now – it’s time to get involved. There’s always the risk of getting lazy and simply churning out what’s ‘expected’ or a ‘safe bet’ but that was never an option for “Crooked Timber”. Making the album was a great experience and now it’s time to get back in peoples faces.
Their new studio album, Crooked Timber, was produced by Gang of Four’s, Andy Gill, and is due out March 23rd 2009.
Full track listing of Crooked Timber:
The Head That Tried To Strangle Itself
Enjoy The Struggle
I Told You I Was Ill
Blacken The Page
Bad Excuse For Daylight
Global Music are proud to announce the return of the original Irish punk-rockers, Therapy?, with their new studio album, Crooked Timber, out March 23rd 2009.
For past two years, Therapy? fans have eagerly awaited the bands return, now they’re back with a hard-edged recording that will really get under your skin and into your mind.
According to the band, the album Crooked Timber focuses more on rhythm, rather than melody. Admitting that while it is a heavy recording, its not exactly the obvious path for Therapy?. Why?
Front-man, Andy Cairns has the answer:
I guess were always challenging just what makes us Therapy?. After so many years, if we were formulaic about it, wed have gotten bored with the band long ago. The album was written together as a band, and each track has its own concept and inspirations. They took a while to write and weve taken our time to write them.
From the crooked timber of humanity, no straight thing was ever made.
– Immanuel Kant (18th-century German philosopher)
Andy explains: The recording is about celebrating peoples quirks, the things which make us unique. These days everyone tries to fit it, instead of just being themselves.
The songs examine what it means to be human – To realise that we are the only living things on the planet aware of our own deaths.”
“THERAPY? are pleased to name ANDY GILL as the producer/mixer for their forthcoming album. Andy has worked on a host of diverse projects as a musician, producer, mixer and songwriter (Gang Of Four, Killing Joke, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Futureheads, Young Knives, The Jesus Lizard) etc…
Versions of new songs like “The Head That Tried To Strangle Itself”, “Low Winter Sun”,” I Told You I Was Ill” and “Mingusisyphus” illustrate the classic mix of intense instrumentation and dark pop that has made THERAPY? internationally renowned. Whilst most of their 90’s peers have been content to follow the options of rehash/reform/rollover, the UK trio have always carved their own unique musical furrow bolstered by a formidable live reputation and a stream of chart hits.
With the first half of 2008 spent writing and demoing, this exciting collaboration for THERAPY?’S 12th album proposes to be a career defining one. The as yet untitled album is due for release on DEMOLITION RECORDS imprint label, DR2 early 2009.