Monday, June 8, 2015

Disclosure Detail New Album, 'Caracal'

Disclosure Detail New Album, 'Caracal':

Electronic duo Disclosure have announced the title and release date for their second album. Caracal will hit shelves on September 25th through PMR/Island Records. The highly anticipated LP is available for pre-order on iTunes (including an instant download of the soulful single "Holding On") and Amazon.

Caracal follows the British group's acclaimed debut, 2013's Settle, which included their breakthrough hit "Latch" (featuring vocals from a pre-stardom Sam Smith). The new album will feature guest vocals from Nao, Lion Babe, Kwabs and jazz veteran Gregory Porter, the latter of whom appears on "Holding On." Last month, Disclosure premiered the dance floor jam "Bang That."

The duo, comprised of Guy and Howard Lawrence, teased the LP in the below trailer, which features moody images of a caracal, the titular wild cat.

The group explained the meaning of their new title in a statement. "A caracal is an incredible wild cat that I became fascinated with while on tour last year. I just love the way they look, their physical capabilities and their anonymity," said member Howard Lawrence. "It felt like a perfect fit for our WILD LIFE brand too, so the caracal made perfect sense as the lead visual for the new album and over the course of recording, it also felt like a natural title for the new record too."

Disclosure have also announced two headlining U.S. shows for this fall: Los Angeles' Memorial Sports Arena on September 29th and New York City's Madison Square Garden on October 24th. General ticket on-sales begin Saturday, June 13th at 10 a.m. local time; American Express Card members can purchase advance tickets from Tuesday, June 9th at 10 a.m. through Friday, June 12th at 10 p.m.

The group gave their first live performance of 2015 this past weekend as headliners of the Parklife Festival followed by another headlining slot at their own personally curated WILD LIFE festival. The duo brought out their Caracal collaborators at the latter show, where they also debuted a new song, "Jaded," featuring Howard on vocals.

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