The Presets Release Second Single ‘Ghosts’ From New Album
Fresh from dropping their first new single in nearly four years, The Presets have followed it up with our second taste of what to expect of their highly anticipated third album Pacifica.
After the ‘face-melting techno’ of the street track ‘Youth in Trouble’, ‘Ghosts’ represents a sublime and adventurous musical turn for The Presets, and much like ‘Youth In Trouble’, ‘Ghost’ also has accompanying visuals to go with the track – albeit a little more safe for the seizure-inclined fan.
“When Julian played me his initial sketch of this song it utterly blew my mind, “ explains Kim about the new single. “Taking a classic folk style, sea shanty and adding it to an up tempo techno groove was just genius to my ears.”
The sound of ‘Youth In Trouble’ and ‘Ghosts’ is an indication of Julian Hamilton and Kim Moyes’ new musical direction, which a friend told Triple J was “a lot darker, a lot harder and slightly more challenging.” It also marks the duo’s first new material since 2008′s Apocalypso stormed the charts and minds of people all over the globe.
Due September 14 on Modular Recordings, Pacifica is set to feature “ten prismatic, synth-laced songs” that will see the pair once again boldly venture into new, uncharted musical territories. The album was self-produced by Hamilton and Moyes and mixed in Los Angeles with Tony Hoffer.
Pre-orders for The Presets’ third are also available right now. Available in your standard issue CD, vinyl and mp3 variations, but will also be available in a Limited Edition Deluxe version with strictly 1,500 copies to be produced worldwide. Housed in a 12” case with a lenticular cover, the Deluxe version will also include a hardcover book with expanded artwork, liner notes and a lithograph signed and numbered by Moyes and Hamilton.
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