Check out a video interview with Manchester Orchestra in the replies. Looks like the new album will be named Cope and will be released most likely on April 1, 2014. Andy also hints at an upcoming tour with Kevin Devine.
Last night at Manchester Orchestra's sold out NYC show, the band played a couple of new songs (one of which was "Cope." Both songs were very loud and very catchy.) Before one of them, Andy Hull announced to the crowd a cryptic and possibly sarcastic statement, which is paraphrased below.
We have a new record that's never going to come out. But if it did come out, this song would be on it.
Hopefully this is just Mr. Hull messing with us, but who knows. Either way, check out the band's tour dates for the rest of the year, and recordings of some of their new songs live, in the replies.
Manchester Orchestra re-posted a trilogy of videos from a 24-hour drive in a van from their 2007 tour. Featured prominently in the insanity are Kevin Devine and Brand New's Jesse Lacey. The band head out on their first tour in a while very soon, and dates can be seen here. Check out all of the videos in the replies to reacquaint yourself with ManOrch on the road.
Grouplove and Frightened Rabbit have both teamed up with Manchester Orchestra to release a very special 12-inch single for Record Store Day. The release, which features the Manchester Orchestra/Grouplove collaboration "Make It To Me" and the Manchester Orchestra/Frightened Rabbit collaboration "Architect," will be available Saturday, April 20th at participating independent record stores. Check the replies for the full press release.
In a recent interview, Scott Hutchinson of Frightened Rabbit mentioned that he has been working on some material with Andy Hull of Manchester Orchestra, and that fans can expect to see a single from the new project on Record Store Day (April 20th). He also mentioned that a full-length could possibly be in the works.
Another time for change has come in the life of Manchester Orchestra. Our dear friend and bassist Jonathan Corley has made the decision to part ways with the band and pursue another career outside of playing music. This was a very obviously a very difficult decision but J is our eternal brother and we wish him the absolute best. There is no doubt that he will find success in any area he pursues. He will remain a part of the Manchester Orchestra family forever and there is no way we can thank him enough for the time he has spent with us over the last 9 years.