Dave Gahan & Soulsavers Premiere ‘Angels & Ghosts’ Album Trailer On VEVO
Full Album Stream Available at NPR Music On October 15
‘Angels & Ghosts’ To Be Released Everywhere October 23
Band’s Slate Of Six Special, Intimate Shows in USA & Europe Already Sold Out
Columbia Records; New York, NY; October 9, 2015
Multi-platinum recording artist Dave Gahan, along with musical partner Soulsavers premiere their new album trailer today on VEVO. The video’s compelling behind-the-scenes studio insights provide a window into the creative process surrounding their forthcoming Columbia Records album ‘Angels & Ghosts’, available everywhere on October 23rd. The much-anticipated release is the collaborators’ second album (following their critically-acclaimed 2012 release ‘The Light the Dead See’), and will be released in digital, as well as physical CD and vinyl formats.
Beginning on October 15, NPR Music will stream the album in full as part of their First Listen series, leading up to the album’s release. The “utterly riveting” album boasts nine original tracks, all written by Dave Gahan & Soulsavers. The album is available for pre-order at iTunes and Amazon.
Excited about the powerful, live nature of the album, Dave Gahan & Soulsavers scheduled a series of six special performances in iconic, intimate venues across the US and Europe, with every venue selling out almost immediately after being announced. In the trailer, Dave comments about how new material he’s written inspires a mutual discovery process between the artist and his fans when showcasing it live: “I don’t understand a song sometimes until I’m actually performing it, and then it takes on a whole other life when there’s an audience involved.”
The inaugural show kicks off in Los Angeles, October 19, with Dave Gahan & Soulsavers performing as a ten-piece band; shows in New York, London, Berlin, Paris and Milan will follow, with all events livestreamed via Yahoo so fans around the globe can view the once-in-a-lifetime concerts. Full dates and venues are listed below.
The cinematic first single, ‘All Of This And Nothing’ was released last month to universal acclaim. The track can be streamed below.
An evolution from their first album, ‘Angels & Ghosts’ proves to be a markedly stronger and more hard-hitting body of work. Listeners can expect to be led through an aural mix of dark, brooding sounds, elements inspired by gospel and blues, and the stark beauty that has become a signature of Dave and Soulsavers’ works. Dave Gahan’s emotionally powerful voice has never sounded better, and drives the album forward over a landscape of meticulously crafted instrumentation.
A transatlantic collaboration, the writing process started with Dave Gahan and Soulsavers’ Rich Machin exchanging demos and ideas from their respective studios in lower Manhattan and rural England. They then recorded the album with additional musicians in studios around the world, including classic locations such as Sunset Sound in Los Angeles and Electric Lady in New York. The end result is a vibrant, live-sounding album, and proof of the “instant and obvious fit” Machin felt writing with Gahan.
Dave Gahan & Soulsavers | The Shows
October 19th, 2015 | Los Angeles, CA | The Theatre at Ace Hotel
October 22nd, 2015 | New York, NY | Town Hall
October 26th, 2015 | London, UK | Shepherds Bush Empire
October 30th, 2015 | Berlin, DE | Tempodrom
November 2nd, 2015 | Paris, FR | La Cigale
November 4th, 2015 | Milan, IT | Fabrique
‘Angels & Ghosts’ | The Album
02. You Owe Me
04. All of This and Nothing
05. One Thing
06. Don’t Cry
08. The Last Time
09. My Sun
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Source: Columbia Records