Long Live The Presets
The Presets have been a little quiet the past four years, but they’re back and launching a full assault on our eardrums.
Following an appearance by one half of the duo Julian Hamilton on The Voice, Vulture started getting suspicious and wondered if this was a sign from the music gods that The Presets were back in action. Hamilton was working with Team Keith mentor Megan Washington penning a song for the potential winners, which left us curious as fuck as to what the status was with their own new material.
We were goddamn right to be suspicious, as the boys are back armed with a new album Pacifica and headlining nationally for Parklife 2012.
Since Apocalypso conquered our airwaves and went three-times Platinum, Pacifica has much to live up to. Spawning five hit singles and exceeding Triple Platinum sales, Apocalypso set dizzying new standards for dance music in Australia. Who can forget their single ‘My People’ which stayed in the ARIA charts for over 75 weeks making it the longest charting Australian single in ARIA chart history?
Featuring ten prismatic, synth-laced songs, Pacifica sees The Presets boldly venture into new, uncharted musical territories. Traversing both light and shade in energy and emotion, the album was produced by the band Julian Hamilton and Kim Moyes and mixed in Los Angeles with Tony Hoffer.
Vulture is excited to reveal a limited edition deluxe version of the new album will also be available. Only 1500 copies will be made worldwide so you might have to sacrifice your first born to get your hands on one.
If their national tour was anything to go by playing to over 70,000 people and the fact they’ve toured with Daft Punk, Vulture recommends you jump on the bandwagon immediately or you’ll be left out when everyone’s screaming their lyrics and consuming copious amounts of audio cocaine aka The Presets.
Pacifica will drop on September 14. In the meantime, a very tasty psychedelic preview of the album can be seen and heard at youthintrouble.com
THE PRESETS @ PARKLIFE 2012
Parklife Brisbane – Riverstage and Botanic Gardens, QLD, Saturday 29th September
Parklife Sydney – Kippax Lake Moore Park, NSW, Sunday 30th September
Parklife Perth – Wellington Square, WA, Monday 1st October
Parklife Melbourne – Sidney Myer Music Bowl & Surrounds, VIC, Saturday 6th October
Parklife Adelaide - Botanic Park, SA, Sunday 7th October
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