Bombay Bicycle Club's new album 'So Long, See You Tomorrow' is available for pre-order now. The album, BBC's fourth in only five years, will be released on February 4 by Vagrant Records. All pre-orders come with an instant download of three new songs: "Carry Me," "It's Alright Now," and new single "Luna."
The band have also revealed the music video for their newest single, "Luna." The video was directed by Anna Ginsburg, who has directed previous videos by the band. The video features synchronized swimmers from the British Olympic team.
The band will support the release of 'So Long, See You Tomorrow' with a tour this spring. They will be bringing their tour all across the country, with dates in San Francisco (April 20at the Fillmore), Chicago (April 30 at the House of Blues) and New York City (Webster Hall on May 8), with more dates to be announced shortly. For the band's full itinerary, please see below.
Penned by multi-talented frontman Jack Steadman - who wrote 'So Long, See YouTomorrow' while travelling through India, Turkey, Europe and Tokyo, leaving it audibly awash with references from each of these cultures - he intended it from the outset to tell a story from the first track through to its finale. Jack explains: "I think there is a romantic side to it, although I always try to leave the meaning side of a song and theme wide open."
The new album looks to break exciting new ground yet again for the band, effortlessly diversifying and innovating at an astonishing rate with ethereal loops, offbeat rhythms, shimmering keys, Dutch techno blips, soaring strings and even Bollywood movie samples - it is without question a defining record for a band who remain in their early 20s. Indeed, So Long... has more in common with experimental melodic electronica than with their first three albums, as it invites listeners to journey 'round and round and round,...'
Jack also self-produced the album which was recorded over 18 months in the band's own studio and engineered and mixed by Mark Rankin (QOTSA, AlunaGeorge) - there are familiar backing vocals by long-time collaborator Lucy Rose and newcomer Rae Morris. Jack adds: "The last few years have been spent trying to move towards 'our sound', the fact that we have produced the album ourselves has helped a lot!"
Once again, BBC - one of the most successful if underrated young bands of their generation, known for their fervent live following - continue to break new ground while exciting their fans, managing to remain innovative while appearing effortlessly diverse.
'So Long, See You Tomorrow' Track Listing:
2) It's Alright Now
3) Carry Me
4) Home By Now
5) Whenever Wherever
7) Eyes Off You
9) Come To
10) So Long, See You Tomorrow
Bombay Bicycle Club On Tour (All Ages Except As Noted)
Apr 11 - Sacramento, CA @ Assembly
Apr 13 - Las Vegas, NV @ Vinyl (21+)
Apr 14 - Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent (16+)
Apr 18 - Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
Apr 20 - San Francisco, CA @ Fillmore
Apr 22 - Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
Apr 23 - Seattle, WA @ Neptune
Apr 24 - Vancouver, BC @ Commodore (19+)
Apr 26 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge (21+)
Apr 27 - Denver, CO @ Gothic
Apr 29 - Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater (18+)
Apr 30 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues (17+)
May 01 - Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
May 03 - Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
May 04 - Montreal, QC @ Corona
May 06 - Boston, MA @ Royale (18+)
May 07 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
May 08 - New York City, NY @ Webster Hall (18+)
May 12 - Chapel Hill, NC @ Cats Cradle
May 13 - Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West (18+)
May 14 - Nashville, TN @ Exit / In (18+)
May 17 - Dallas, TX @ Granada (14+)
May 18 - Austin, TX @ Emo's Austin
May 19 - Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald's