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NEW ALBUM SNOW GLOBE OUT NOVEMBER 11TH
LISTEN TO AN EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE OF THE RECORD HERE VIA USA TODAY
As?Erasure, the iconic?synth-pop duo of?Vince Clarke?and?Andy Bell?prepare for the release of?their forthcoming album,?Snow?Globe, due out?November 11th?via?Mute, the group is streaming the new?album via?USA?Today. Check out the Q&A with vocalist Andy Bell and listen to the?full album?here.
Snow?Globe,?a collection of original compositions and seasonal classics–follows?Erasure?s?2011 album,?Tomorrow?s World.?The first single ?Gaudete? is?Erasure?s?take on the traditional?Latin carol, which will be?recognizable by many after Steeleye Span?s version?in the early 70?s.?Erasure created a?series of unique and beautiful stop animation videos with?Martin Meunier?(James & The Giant?Peach?and?Coraline) and?Tonya?Hurley, author of the?best-selling?ghostgirl?and?The Blessed.?Watch?the dark and?beautiful stop-motion animation clip for??Gaudete??the new?video?for the first single off of?Snow Globe?HERE.
Unlike the bells and?whistles, glitter and tinsel sets that crowd the market come Christmas-time,?Snow Globe?is possessed of?something more in the wistfully, strangely subdued celebratory mold of recent?seasonal?albums by Tracey Thorn and Kate Bush.
Formed 28 years ago,?Erasure–the?award-winning songwriting duo?of?Vince Clarke?and?Andy Bell–unleashed?on the nation a succession of both influential and?chart-topping pop anthems?of the??80?s, ?90?s?and through today. Songs like??A Little Respect,???Sometimes,???Victim Of Love,???Ship Of Fools,???Blue?Savannah,???Star,???Chains Of Love,? ?Who Needs Love (Like?That),???Love To Hate?You,? ??Drama!,???Always,??and??Breathe??ensured a formidable presence on the singles charts complemented by?five?consecutive?# 1?albums in the?U.K.?including?The?Innocents,?Wild!,?Chorus?and the?beginning of the?worldwide Abba revival?Abba-esque.