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Laurie Tuffrey , February 1st, 2013 07:30

Album of "pan-sexual opulence" on the way

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Genre-ranging New Zealanders The Phoenix Foundation have a new album on the way, Fandango, set to be a double-album, 80-minute-topping affair no less, due for release on April 29 via Memphis Industries - download 'Captain' off the LP below:

While the band reference 60s psych as a frequent touchstone, 'The Captain's soft synths and wallowy choruses suggest that there's more steer from music from a couple of decades later. Of the album, Samuel Flynn Scott, one of the band's two frontmen says: "Damn the zeitgeist, I still rejoice in the pan-sexual opulence of a double gate-fold vinyl album. Honestly I'm thoroughly satisfied that we have made 80 minutes of tripped out pop oddities that pays absolutely no attention to the short form game of contemporary music. This is Test Match music, maybe it's prog or pysche-folk, whatever it is it's music that we thought about a lot, worked on a lot and care about in the minutia."

They'll be out on tour on these shores in support of the album - take a look at the dates:

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Thu 9 - Oran Mor, Glasgow
Fri 10 - Deaf Institute, Manchester
Sat 11 - Kazimier, Liverpool
Tue 14 - Electric Ballroom, London
Thu 16 - Thekla, Bristol