The Fall, who many believe are just now reaching their peak, have announced (via their label, Cherry Red Records) that they will be releasing their 29th studio album on November 14, and, with my mom’s birthday just a couple days later, I think I’ve found the perfect gift!
The new album, titled Ersatz G.B., is described as “retain[ing] many of [The Fall’s] most distinctive elements whilst offering a fresh take on Mark E Smith’s familiar style and subject matter.” However, if you’re like me (and no one else is because my mom says that I’m sooo unique), then you’ve probably heard countless albums described in the exact same way; but please, don’t make mistake my sarcasm as malicious, because a new Fall album is always an event. To mark their momentous follow-up to last year’s warmly received Your Future Our Clutter (TMT Review), The Fall will also be releasing a special 7-inch single with a yet-to-be-announced A-side, but they did mention that it will contain an exclusive B-side that you’ll totally NOT be allowed to download and own without buying the single.
The Fall also announced that they will be heading out on a nine-date tour of the UK so that all the Fall-natics can get a chance to see Mark E., as if they haven’t already had a few chances.
Ersatz G.B. tracklisting:
01. Cosmos 7
02. Taking Off
04. Mask Search
06. Happy Song
09. I’ve Seen Them
09.11.11 – Glasgow, UK – The Electric Frog
09.18.11 – Tillburg, The Netherlands – Incubate Festival
10.22.11 – Cardiff, UK – SWN Festival, Cardiff University, Great Hall
11.02.11 – Leeds, UK – Stylus
11.03.11 – Edinburgh, UK – HMV Picture House
11.04.11 – Newcastle, UK – Riverside
11.05.11 – York, UK – Fibbers
11.15.11 – Cambridge, UK – The Junction
11.17.11 – Brighton, UK – Concorde 2
11.18.11 – Leicester, UK – The Auditorium
11.24.11 – London, UK – indigO2
11.26.11 – Poole, UK – Mr. Kyps
12.02.11 – Minehead, UK – All Tomorrow’s Parties