From what we've heard so far, the record seems like it's retained much of what made Antidotes unique and catchy the first time around, but the overall sound definitely seems to be stepping into satisfyingly more mature territory, both musically and with the overall tone of the instrumentation and voice of the singer, Yannis Philippakis. Or, to quote the frontman himself on the new album, it will sound 'like the dream of an eagle dying.' Not sure if that's a commentary on the collapse of traditional Western ideals, but, regardless, it's emo as shit. The full-length's being released tomorrow on Transgressive Records in the UK and later next month state-side by Sub Pop. In the meantime, you can enjoy the spectacular, "This Orient", as this week's Song of the Week and, assuming you like what you hear, you can wander on over to the band's site to stream the whole thing. FOR FREE! Take that dying dreaming eagle of commerce!
Arty photography courtesy of the band's site.