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CUT COPY’S NEW ALBUM, HAIKU FROM ZERO, IS OUT TODAY

09.22.2017

“their finest album in years” –NPR Music

“a rush of infectious grooves and melodies” –Stereogum

 “polished synth-pop” –Pitchfork

“danceable electronic grooves” –SPIN  

“[Haiku]…is destined to be a dancefloor killer, with propulsive beats, soaring vocals, and shimmering synths” –All Music

Haiku From ZeroCut Copy’s first proper studio album in nearly four years  – is now available is HERE in digital, cassette, CD and LP formats. The vinyl edition is also available at select U.S. record stores. Written and recorded at studios around the world (Melbourne, Copenhagen, Washington, DC, New York, Atlanta), Haiku From Zero was produced by Ben Allen (Deerhunter, Animal Collective, Neon Indian). It is the follow-up to 2013’s Free Your Mind.

Cut Copy will support Haiku From Zero with a North American headline tour, which kicks off on October 3 at Tricky Falls in El Paso, Texas. The run will include a November 10 concert at the Shrine Expo Hall in Los Angeles and a November 24 show at Terminal 5 in New York City. See below for itinerary. Tickets are available at http://cutcopy.net/tour/. Palmbomen II will support Cut Copy on the fall run beginning on November 9. The band will also perform at the CRSSD and Austin City Limits festivals.

“When we first started in Australia, there wasn’t really a scene for live electronic music,” recalls frontman Dan Whitford, “You were either someone that would go to raves or the club, but you wouldn’t go and see bands. Or you were an indie kid that went to see bands and had never listened to something with programmed drums before in your life. Cut Copy has always been an amalgam of those two things. So much has changed in the world since we started making music, but that aspect of the band – the desire to try and encompass everything – has only grown stronger.”

“Careful not to sound too clean or precise, the band nimbly shifts between minor-key verses and major-key choruses, melancholy and euphoria, reality and escapism. And there, in the thick of prodigious extremes, the members of Cut Copy find their sweet spot,” said NPR Music, which gave fans an exclusive “First Listen” to Haiku From Zero last week. NPR Music also declares Haiku From Zero “magnificently ambitious,” citing it “their finest album in years.”

Pitchfork praised the single, “Standing in the Middle of the Field, as “a spirited bop with some sly pensive tension at its core” and noted “With it, Cut Copy reassert their ability to turn even moody introspection into floor-filler bliss.” The song announces a theme that percolates throughout Haiku From Zero – the need to cut through the noise, a desire to focus. Of album closing track, “Tied to the Weather,” Pitchfork says “it’s poised and graceful, yet deliciously bitter.”

“The whole thing is a rush of infectious grooves and melodies,” Stereogum says of Haiku From Zero, while also hailing first single “Airborne,” as “a disco-pop odyssey that sounds like, well, soaring through the sky, before eventually blasting off into psychedelic bliss.” Noisey said, “It is classy as shit, and it’s definitely a ‘match your steps to the tempo of the song as you walk down the street’ kind of jam.” The official video, directed by Gerson Aguerri (The Vaccines, Breakbot), is a slice of magical realism, following Whitford as he roams the streets of Barcelona, where his quest for a late-night snack turns cosmic.

Cut Copy – Fall North American Tour Dates

10/1 – San Diego, CA @ CRSSD Festival
10/3 – El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls
10/5 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Jones Assembly
10/6 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
10/7 – Austin, TX @ Zilker Park – Austin City Limits
11/9 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst Club *
11/10 –Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Expo Hall *
11/11 – San Luis Obispo, CA @ Fremont Theater *
11/12 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater *
11/14 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall *
11/15 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre *
11/16 – Lawrence, KS @ Granada *
11/17 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue *
11/18 – Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre *
11/21 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall *
11/22 – Montreal, QC @ Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre *
11/24 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5 *
11/26 – Boston, MA @ Royale *
11/28 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer *
11/29 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club *
11/30 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle *
12/1 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse *
12/2 – Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel *
12/3 – Charleston, SC @ Music Farm *
12/5 – Orlando, FL @ The Plaza Live *
12/6 – Miami, FL @ North Beach Bandshell *

* Palmbomen II supporting