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    Tue, 18 Nov 2014 12:06:05

    Take Me to The Church! - Band to release new album in February

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    • The Church - Queen Mathilde of Belgium (L) stands beside King Philippe - Filip of Belgium (2ndL) after receiving flowers before a concert in the church (Eglise Notre-Dame de la Cambre - Kerk Onze-Lieve-Vrouw Ter Kameren), to honor the new King Philippe - Filip, to pay a tribute to the 20 years of King Albert II reign and in memory of King Baudouin - Baudewijn, organised by the association of Belgian kingdom nobility (Association de la Noblesse du Royaume de Belgique, ANRB - Vereniging van de Adel van het Koninkrijk Belgie, VAKB), in Brussels, on September 25, 2013.
    • The Church - LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 27:  A song is sung ahead of a 'Seventh Day Evangelist' service at Crossway Church in the Heygate Estate on April 27, 2013 in London, England. The Crossway Church is an international church, with the congregation made up of native Londoners as well as people from Ghana, Jamaica, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Korea, Brazil, Eastern Europe and the United States. It has been serving the local community at different sites around Elephant and Castle for almost 150 years. The church has been at it's current location in the Heygate estate since 1974. The Heygate estate in central London was built in 1974 as social housing and housed around 3000 people, but fell into a state of disrepair, gaining a reputation for crime and  poverty. The estate is due to be demolished as part of the £1.5billion GBP 'Elephant & Castle regeneration scheme', and replaced with 2,500 affordable new homes. The area has become popular with street artists, storytellers, and guerilla gardeners and attracts an array of urban wildlife including bats, birds and mammals.
    • The Church - NEW YORK - MAY 14:  Author Walter Mosley waits to enter the funeral service of late singer/actress Lena Horne at The Church of St. Ignatius Loyola on May 14, 2010 in New York, New York.

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    Take me to The Church!

    The Church need no introduction. After over three decades of making music in various formats, lineups, places and cognitive states, this is a band that has committed to, even succumbed to, exploring unchartered sonic territories.

    The next chapter comes in the form of new music, a new band member and a chance for that to be shared with old fans and new ones through the release of The Church's 25th studio album titled Further/Deeper, which will be released in North America on February 3, 2015. 2015 also marks the 35th anniversary of the band.

    Whoa! 25 studio albums? That is amazing.

    "The magic started on Day One," says singer/bass player Steve Kilbey. "Someone strummed a chord or struck a drum or plucked a note and we were off. We wrote and recorded like demons and it was inspiring to feel every member using all his resources in the service of this record."

    With longtime member Marty Willson-Piper being unavailable, Ian Haug of Powderfinger has come aboard to partner the iconic guitar playing of founding member Peter Koppes. Alongside Kilbey, stalwart drummer Tim "timEbandit" Powles, who also produced the album with the band, Haug has helped the quartet to together discover a new textural dimension, and has acted, according to Kilbey, as a "blood transfusion that has brought us back to life."

    Further/Deeper Track Listing:

    Vanishing Man
    Pride Before A Fall
    Toy Head
    Laurel Canyon
    Love Philtre
    Globe Spinning
    Old Coast Road
    Lightning White
    Let Us Go

    Will you go to (The) Church on February 3?

    —Amy Sciarretto

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