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Manchester Orchestra have dropped their latest track, I Know How to Speak.
The sweeping, melodic single is the first taste of original music from the band, who dropped their acclaimed album A Black Mile to the Surface last year via Loma Vista Recordings/Caroline Australia.
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Speaking of I Know How to Speak, singer/guitarist Andy Hull said:
“This song was originally and roughly formed a few years ago, about the impending weight of the future. It almost made it onto Black Mile, but it hadn’t fully formed yet. We spent some solid time this year revisiting and reworking the song into its final state. I found it inspiring to work on this song right before the birth of my son, which was and is beautiful impending weight.”
The new track follows an insane touring schedule for the group. Having played some killer Australian shows in February, Manchester Orchestra went on to make festival appearances at Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, Governor’s Ball, Boston Calling, Bottlerock, Shaky Knees Music Festival, and Hangout Music Festival. With no intentions to slow down any time soon, the group will also play Summerfest, Lollapalooza, Osheaga Festival and Austin City Limits in the near future.
A Black Mile to the Surface was released in July of last year and received rave reviews from an array of outlets, including Hysteria. It featured production from Catherine Marks (Foals, PJ Harvey and The Killers), John Congleton (St. Vincent, Explosions in the Sky and Angel Olsen), and their long time studio partner Dan Hannon. Since then, the group have performed on both Jimmy Kimmel Live and CBS This Morning: Saturday Sessions. They recently also collaborated with Julien Baker on a cover of Pedro the Lion’s Bad Things to Such Good People.