The Manchester band, consisting of former WU LYF frontman Ellery James Roberts and his girlfriend Ebony Hoorn, recorded the new LP in Los Angeles with producer John Congleton (St. Vincent, Sigur Rós). The duo came to the studio with nothing but guitar and piano demos, so to help them create the full-band sound of the record, Congleton hooked them up with Swans drummer Thor Harris.
Hoorn also takes a more prominent vocal role on Love Hates What You Become, as demonstrated on the teaser track “Bunny’s Blues”. LUH. previously shared “The Breath of Light” back in March. Accompanying today’s announcement is another single, “For the Wild”, which sees Roberts step up to the mic with his distinctive howl. The song comes via a video shot on hi-8 and 16-mm film by director Jamie Allan. Speaking of the clip in a press release, Roberts explained,
“It’s based off a short story I have been writing about an absurd preacher, whose lack of a charismatic populist message leaves him without a congregation. Alone and increasingly desperate to communicate his self-appointed duty, he ventures out into nature, surrendering to the wild, until eventually he embraces his and humanity’s insignificance in the cosmos.”
Check it out below.
Pre-order Love Hates What You Become via Mute, and peep the album art and tracklist below.
Love Hates What You Become Artwork:
Love Hates What You Become Tracklist:
02. Bunny’s Blues
03. The Breath Of Light
04. Most High
05. Black Sun Rising
06. Love Hates What You Become
07. Serenity Says
08. Savage Messiah
09. Post Millennial Tension
10. For The Wild
LUH. will preview their new effort on the road this fall with a select number of tour dates. With Hoorn now on bass in addition to her larger singing role, the live band will be completed with drummer Ben Kelly. Find their complete schedule below.
Lost Under Heaven 2018 Tour Dates:
09/27 – Tottenham, UK @ Grow
09/29 – Manchester, UK @ Stay Fresh Fest @ Deaf Institute
10/27 – Los Angeles, CA @ Undisclosed Location
10/28 – San Francisco, CA @ Café Du Nord
10/29 – Portland, OR @ Bunk Bar
10/30 – Seattle, WA @ High Dive
11/03 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade