U.K. soul rockers Tindersticks have announced plans for the release of their eight studio album. It’s titled Falling Down a Mountain, sports 10 tracks, and is due January 25th in Europe through 4AD and February 16th in North America through Constellation.
The album follows the success of the Nottingham outfit’s 2008 record, The Hungry Saw. Recorded at the bands own Le Chien Chanceux studio in rural France and at ICP in Brussels between May and July 2009, the release will be proceeded by a European tour. One of the album tracks, “Black Smoke”, is currently available for free download below.
For all other details, including the process behind the making of Falling Down a Mountain, let’s have the Tindersticks themselves take it away (via their MySpace).
Our last album, The Hungry Saw, was our first in five years. We didnt really know what to expect on its release; we had just six concerts booked, and everyone was a little nervous
That was April 2008. The success of those concerts, including the Royal Festival Hall in London and the Folies Bergere in Paris, took us all by surprise and led to seventy more shows in Europe and the US – ending with a beautiful summers evening headlining The Serpentine Sessions in Hyde Park in July of 2010.
From those nervous beginnings a new unity and sense of direction grew. Where once our touring days were spent hanging around, killing time, now we found ourselves cobbling together acoustic rehearsals for new ideas in dressing rooms and venue corridors. There was a growing need to explore and we quickly started working in the studio.
With hindsight, The Hungry Saw now seems like an album made within the confines of what we knew; in making Falling Down A Mountain those boundaries became irrelevant.
Falling Down a Mountain Tracklist:
01. Falling Down a Mountain
02. Keep You Beautiful
03. Harmony Around My Table
05. She Rode Me Down
06. Hubbards Hills
07. Black Smoke
08. No Place So Alone
09. Factory Girls
10. Piano Music
Tindersticks 2009 Tour Dates:
11/21 – De Haag, NL @ Crossing Borders Festival
11/22 – Cork, IE @ Opera House
11/23 – Dublin, IE @ Vicar Street
11/28 – Grenoble, FR @ Le Summum Festival
11/29 – Toulouse, FR @ Bikini
11/30 – Clermont Ferrand, FR @ Cooperative
12/02 – Munich, GR @ Muffathalle
12/03 – Prague, FR @ Archa Theatre
12/04 – Vienna, AT @ Arena
12/06 – Geneva, CH @ L’Usine
12/07 – Strasbourg, FR @ L’Aiterie
12/08 – Cologne, GR @ Gloria
12/09 – Groningen, NL @ Oosterport
12/10 – Hamburg, GR @ Fabrik
12/11 – Eindhoven, NL @ Muziekcentrum Frits Philips
12/13 – Luxembourg, LU @ Rockhal
12/14 – Brugge, BE @ Concertgebouw
12/15 – Haarlem, NL @ Concertgebouw De Philharmonie
12/16 – London, UK @ Union Chapel