Manchester Orchestra announce new album, share “The Gold” video

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.