Erasure Announce New Album for September 2014
Like Depeche Mode and the Pet Shop Boys, Erasure continue to put out releases of original material and tour. The synthpop act that saw their heyday in the 1980s just put out a Christmas album at the end of last year and this week announced their 16th full-length studio release.
Called The Violet Flame, the new album comes out on September 23, according to a report from Consequence of Sound. Its 10 tracks were recorded in New York and London with producer Richard X, and the first single is expected by July. A tour of Europe and the U.S. to support begins in August and lasts until the end of December.
Three versions of The Violet Flame will be available: a single, deluxe, and box set, with VIP meet and greet opportunities also an option.
This release comes after Snow Globe, out at the end of last year. Although a Christmas album, it combines standard songs with originals, with Erasure opting for a darker, minimal sound. Its limited availability translated to moderate success on U.K. and U.S. indie charts, and since its release on Mute, two singles have been put out: “Gaudete” and “Make It Wonderful.”
A trailer gives a preview of The Violet Flame. Watch it below:
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