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New Order sign to Mute Records for 10th studio album
) - Published 2014-09-02 12:24:00 PM - 12:24:00 PM
New Order have signed to the legendary independent label Mute, which will release their 10th studio album worldwide. “We couldn’t imagine a better place to be than working with Daniel Miller and his team,” the band said of their new home. “Mute has a superb roster of artists and a history that complements our own. In many ways, joining the label feels like we are coming home.” (The band’s Bernard Sumner had recently suggested the band might be working with DFA Records.)
Saying the move to their new label was a return to their “independent roots”, the group leave behind Warner Music, which released their last album, 2013’s Lost Sirens. New Order were previously part of London Records’ roster following their most famous label alliance, with Factory Records. That label was said to have faced bankruptcy partly due to the band’s hefty production costs: Blue Monday became the bestselling 12-inch single in the UK after its release, but its high production costs meant Factory lost money on every copy sold of the original die-cast cut sleeve. New Order now join Mute’s diverse list of artists, which includes Goldfrapp, Liars, Swans, Erasure, Can, Grindermand and Nick Cave and the Badseeds.
“I feel privileged to be working with artists with such a long, creative and successful history,” Mute founder Daniel Miller explained. “When the possibility of us working together first came up, I was invited to hear some of the new material and immediately had no doubts whatsoever that Mute would be the right home for New Order.”
Formed in 1980 following the demise of Joy Division, New Order released their first album, Movement, through Factory in 1981. Now consisting of Bernard Sumner, Gillian Gilbert, Stephen Morris, Phil Cunningham and Tom Chapman, the band are currently plotting their new album – their first without their original bassist, Peter Hook. “We’ve written eight songs already, so we just need another two,” Sumner said in a recent interview. “Then we’ve got to record everything.”
Thanks to Nick King for the submission and informations
Excerpts taken from The Guardian.
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