Three years ago, Manchester Orchestra were the talk of the year when they released dual projects, Cope and its acoustic counterpart Hope, throughout the course of 2014. With summer release season kicking into high gear, the group are once again throwing their hats in the ring with the announcement that a new album is coming in July. The band also shared “The Gold,” the second track on the upcoming release.
“The Gold” is a song about examination, as Andy Hull sings of a relationship that wasn’t what either of the partners thought it was. The title comes from the reference to a gold mine in the lyrics, a vivid image that carries through the song. Musically, the track powers along with a sound that’s lighter than some of Manchester Orchestra’s earlier works, but doesn’t lose any of the musicality or impact. The accompanying video has the look of a vintage slideshow.
The new album is called A Black Mile To The Surface. It will be out on July 28 through Loma Vista Recordings. Pre-orders have already started for the album.