Australian sonic crusaders THE CHURCH have unveiled a second single from their forthcoming new album.
The chiming 'C'est La Vie' follows on from 'The Hypnogogue', the album's title track revealed in September. The full-length is due to follow on 23 February through Communicating Vessels.
The track moves along at quite a lick, reminiscent of the Sydney band's early 80s era which saw their richly post-punk releases such as Seance, Persia and Remote Luxury expanding their following around the world.
“Musically, the song is a fast-paced rocker very much initiated by our guitarist Ian Haug," says band founder, bassist and vocalist Steve Kilbey. "But it has plenty of twists and turns and ends up fading away in a delicate and winsome way.
“The Hypnogogue is the most prog rock thing we have ever done," he continues. "We’ve also never had a concept album before. It is the most ‘teamwork record’ we have ever had. Everyone in the band is so justifiably proud of this record and everyone helped to make sure it was as good as it could be. Personally, I think it’s in our top three records.”
'C'est La Vie' is available to stream/download here.
The band embarks on an expansive US tour in the Spring - dates below. No news yet of UK shows.
Mar 11 Los Angeles, CA The Belasco - Ticket link
Mar 12 Solana Beach, CA Belly Up Tavern - Ticket link
Mar 14 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall - Ticket link
Mar 16 Portland, OR Aladdin Theater - Ticket link
Mar 17 Tacoma, WA Elks Temple Ballroom - Ticket link
Mar 21 Englewood, CO Gothic Theater - Ticket link
Mar 23 Minneapolis, MN Fine Line Music Hall - Ticket link
Mar 25 St Louis, MO Delmar Hall - Ticket link
Mar 26 Chicago, IL Thalia Hall - Ticket link
Mar 28 Kent, OH Kent Stage - Ticket link
Mar 29 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts - Ticket link
Mar 30 New York, NY Gramercy Theater - Ticket link
Mar 31 Boston, MA The Sinclair - Ticket link
Apr 1 Hartford, CT Infinity Hall - Ticket link
Apr 3 Asbury Park, NJ Asbury Lanes - Ticket link
Apr 4 Alexandria, VA Birchmere Music Hall - Ticket link
Apr 5 Norfolk VA The Norva - Ticket link
Apr 6 Carrboro, NC Cat's Cradle - Ticket link
Apr 8 Pelham, TN The Caverns - Ticket link
Pic by Hugh Stewart