The Last Shadow Puppets - the side-project featuring Arctic Monkey Alex Turner and the Rascals’ Miles Kane – will release their debut album this spring.
The collaboration has been in the works for a while now, but The Age of the Understatement will arrive through Domino on the 21st of April.
Influenced, apparently, by the core duo’s admiration for Scott Walker, early Bowie and David Axelrod, production duties fell to Simian Mobile Disco/Klaxons knob-twiddler James Ford.
And just to make absolutely sure everyone at DiS is absolutely, full-on excited, Final Fantasy’s Owen Pallett was there conducting the 22-piece London Metropolitan Orchestra.
Here's a track listing:
'The Age of the Understatement'
' Standing Next to Me'
' Calm Like You'
' Separate and Ever Deadly'
' The Chamber'
' Only the Truth'
' My Mistakes Were Made for You'
' Black Plant'
' I Don't Like You Any More'
' In My Room'
' Meeting Place'
' The Time Has Come Again'
Baste me in quote:
“The maneuvers were recorded at Black Box studios near Nantes, France in only 2 weeks… The result; The Age Of The Understatement, is an album of 12 full-blooded songs, bold and brassy, full of drama, wit and melody, that source the past but avoiding the minefields of pastiche.
“Both Miles and Alex are 22 and this is a youthful engagement, full of life and the sheer pleasure of music making.
The first proof of that will arrive on the 14th of April, with the release of a single bearing the same name as the album.
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