THE PINEAPPLE THIEF LAUNCHES "IN EXILE" MUSIC VIDEO
11th album "Your Wilderness" out this August on Kscope
LONDON, U.K. - The Pineapple Thief has launched a music video for the track "In Exile," taken from the group's upcoming 11th studio album, Your Wilderness, out August 12 (August 19 in France) on Kscope. Stream the new clip on YouTube at:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LTh10MHMOo and Vimeo at:https://vimeo.com/174219105.
Frontman Bruce Soord comments: "'In Exile' is the first track on our new album and I think it sets the tone perfectly. To me, it's immediately apparent to the listener how important Gavin [Harrison's] drumming is, as well as Darran [Charles'] fantastic guitar work - not to take away anything from the three of us in the band of course! As for the meaning, it's a song about estrangement."
Your Wilderness showcases the group performing without any inhibitions, providing a springboard for the ongoing creative growth of The Pineapple Thief.
For the first time, The Pineapple Thief has brought in several special guest performers. Bruce Soord adds: "Since our last album 'Magnolia,' the most eye catching change is obviously having Gavin Harrison contribute drums throughout the album. This has not only redefined our sound, but also redefined how we approached the songs as a band. Gavin's drumming is technically brilliant, but also incredibly musical, and it inspired all of us to raise our game. I've also rediscovered my progressive roots in terms of song-writing and arrangement. Added to that, we were lucky enough to have John Helliwell from Supertramp contribute some beautiful clarinet parts and Geoffrey Richardson (Caravan) provided a string quartet. We were also joined by a lovely four piece choir and, to cap it all off, my friend Darran Charles (Godsticks) added some jaw dropping guitar playing... You've never heard a The Pineapple Thief album like this one! I am convinced people will love this record as much as we do."
Your Wilderness was recorded entirely by the band with the exception of the drums, which Gavin Harrison produced and engineered at his own studio. The string quartet was recorded at Geoffrey's own studio in Canterbury. The album was mixed and produced by Bruce Soord and Steve Kitch with mastering duties also carried out by Kitch. There will be a special lossless 5.1 surround mix available with the special edition mixed by Soord.
A lyric video for the track "No Man's Land" can be seen on YouTube at:https://youtu.be/qxYFXw5I45A and Vimeo at: https://vimeo.com/167882200.
Your Wilderness will be released by Kscope on the following formats:
Deluxe 12" hardback book featuring:
44 page artwork book
CD8 track original album
New bonus 8 Years Later CD
DVD-AV - 8 original tracks hi resolution stereo & 5.1 audio (24/96 MLP Lossless stereo, 24/96 Lossless 5.1 surround, 24/96 PCM stereo & DTS 96/24 5.1 Digital surround) mixed by Bruce Soord.
8 original album tracks with a total playing time of 41.07 minutes.
24page booklet in digisleeve
180g heavy weight LP featuring:
8 original album tracks (with MP3 download code).
8 page booklet
Digital download featuring:
8 original album tracks mastered for iTunes (pre-orders receive "No Man's Land" and "In Exile" as instant downloads)
All formats (CD / LP / Deluxe Edition / exclusive bundles) are now available to pre-ordervia the Kscope webstore at: www.kscopemusic.com/store (all physical format pre-orders through Kscope store will receive signed band postcard). Digital pre-orders are available at:
1. In Exile (05:40)
2. No Man's Land (04:20)
3. Tear You Up (4:53)
4. That Shore (04:36)
5. Take Your Shot (04:34)
6. Fend For Yourself (03:49)
7. The Final Thing on My Mind (09:52)
8. Where We Stood (03:46)
Seen as one of the most vital rock bands the U.K. has produced over the last two decades, The Pineapple Thief was formed in 1999 by founder and chief songwriter Bruce Soord. The band has steadily evolved and refined its sound with the bass playing of Jon Sykes and the production and keyboards of Steve Kitch now so integral to the sound. "After so many years, The Pineapple Thief has become way bigger than the sum of its parts," says Soord.
The Pineapple Thief is currently booking a European tour for late 2016 and planning live shows in the U.S. and Canada.
Stay tuned for more information on The Pineapple Thief and Your Wilderness, out this summer on Kscope.
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