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    Fri, 02 Mar 2012 15:36:58

    Keane to Release "Strangeland" on May 8 - It's their fourth

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    British rockers Keane will release their fourth studio album Strangeland (Cherrytree/Interscope) on May 8 in the US. The internationally acclaimed band will debut first single "Silenced By the Night" on Jimmy Kimmel Live! March 12 (ABC, Midnight) before heading to Austin, Texas for their very first showing at SxSW where they will play a handful of shows.

    Strangeland was produced by Dan Grech (Radiohead, The Vaccines, Howling Bells) at Sea Fog, Keane songwriter/pianist Tim Rice-Oxley's studio in South Downs, UK.

    Tim Rice-Oxley recently said of the album: "Strangeland feels like an adventure that brings with it different things for different people, and like any adventure is full of uncertainty, and the potential for mishap, as well as the possibility of amazing things and glorious discoveries. I love the idea of the journey through 'Strangeland' being a journey of redemption."

    Keane are singer Tom Chapin, drummer Richard Hughes, keyboardist Rice-Oxley and bassist Quin. Four years have elapsed since Keane's last album Perfect Symmetry; two since Night Train, the EP which followed its three full-length predecessors to the top of the British album charts, securing them a place in pop history.

    "In many respects, it feels like the completion of a circle," says drummer Richard Hughes." On the album you have songs that draw upon the experiences we used to share as kids, growing up in Battle. You can never really go back, of course. Once in a while though, after a good day, we'll go to the local pub and talk about everything and nothing until it's time to go home. Whatever it is that makes us Keane – that invisible glue – is still there. And you can hear it all over Strangeland."

    The band will tour the US in June. Dates are TBA.

    Will you dwell in Strangeland?

    —Maggie Pannacione

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