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Rakes To Drop A Klanger
Alex Denney , December 17th, 2008 08:09

London-based post-punkers relocate to Berlin - a bit like the Bad Seeds, then

the rakes

The Rakes will release their third album Klang on March 23rd next year.

The follow-up to last year's Ten New Messages will be preceded a week earlier (March 16th) by a single, '1989', on 7" and download.

The album was recorded at Planet Roc Studios in Berlin and produced by Chris Zane, whose CV also includes Les Savy Fav, The Walkmen, Passion Pit.

On deciding to up sticks to the old Communist part of the German capital, frontman Alan Donohoe said: "The London music scene is so dull - it's like wading through a swamp of shit. We just wanted to be somewhere more inspiring.

"Someone suggested Berlin. It didn't take long for everyone to agree, we packed our bags and moved here just like that. We love it.”

He added about the record: "The album is raw, playful, exciting, complex and schizophrenic - much like the personality of Berlin itself. It couldn't be more of a fitting place to record it.”

The full tracklisting is:

'You're In It'
'That's The Reason'
'The Loneliness Of The Outdoor Smoker'
'Bitchin' in the Kitchin''
'The Woes Of The Working Woman'
'1989'
'Shackelton'
'The Light From Your Mac'
'Muller's Ratchet'
'The Final Hill'
'Never Get Married'

UK and European tour dates to follow; keep 'em peeled 'til then.

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