Lali Puna are and always have been one of our favourite bands and we’ve been waiting with bated breath for a follow-up to their 2010 record Our Inventions. September will finally see the release of a new full-length album called Two Windows through Morr Music. After sharing the first spellbinding single ‘Deep Dream’ last month, Lali Puna are giving us another thrilling taste of what’s to come with new single ‘The Bucket’. The track is being offered with a video directed by the band. Watch it below and watch out for the release of Two Windows on September 8th.
Lali Puna have also announced plans to celebrate the album release with a European tour this Autumn, including a show at London’s Oslo on October 23rd. Take a look at all their stops below:
18th – Z-Bau, Nuremberg, DE
19th – Gebäude 9, Cologne, DE
23rd – Oslo, London, UK
25th – Zoom, Frankfurt, DE
22nd – Arena, Vienna, AT
23rd – Lucerna Bar, Prague, CZ
24th – Youki Filmfestival, Wels, AT
25th – Conne Island, Leipzig, DE
26th – Volksbühne, Berlin, DE
28th – Kampnagel, Hamburg, DE
29th – Kammerspiele, Munich, DE
Lali Puna have been one of our favourite bands for a very long time. We first fell in love with them thanks to their incredible and iconic 1999 debut album Tridecoder, sang in both English and Portuguese. And we couldn’t be happier to know they’ve reformed and have a new album on the way called Two Windows. Marking their first release since 2010’s Our Inventions, Two Windows is also their first album recorded after Markus Acher’s departure from the band. Korean-born, Portugal-bred, Germany-based songwriter and singer Valerie Trebeljahr “opted for a more dancefloor-friendly sound while not neglecting the pop sentiments rooted in Lali Puna’s sound”, describes a press release, adding that the new album “sounds lush and focused, balancing the emotional qualities of Trebeljahr’s songwriting with energetic rhythms.”
Two Windows arrives on September 8th through the ever wonderful Morr Music. It may seem like a long wait but Lali Puna are already teasing it with the first spellbinding single ‘Deep Dream’. The track comes with a video directed Lali Puna’s own Christian Heiß and Valerie Trebeljahr with the help of their friend Jacqueline Hofer. They offered some insight on the video:
“As the song spins together the political problem of data-surveillance and the private problem of love, we thought on how to visualize it for the video. We found the perfect translation in letting an oscilloscope visualize the music. It becomes data.
And we wanted the lyrics to appear in the style of the coding language BASIC. As this language comes from a time when the internet as we know it today wasn’t invented. (Strangely Valerie had to learn BASIC as a kid in a summer course.) BASIC sort of stands for the innocence, the time when everybody still believed that the internet would make the world a better, a more democratic place. Last step was to turn Valerie into sort of a robot.”
‘Deep Dream’ leaves us eagerly awaiting the release of Two Windows. Here’s the video.