Super Furry Animals have announced details of their fifth studio album, 'Rings Around The World'.
'Rings Around The World' will be released on 16th July on their new label, Epic Records.
Tracklisting for the album is as follows:
Alternate Route To Vulcan Street
Sidewalk Serfer Girl
(Drawing) Rings Around The World
Receptacle For The Respectable
[A] Touch Sensitive
Shoot Doris Day
Juxtapozed With U
It's Not The End Of The World?
Run! Christian, Run!
Other musicians guesting on the album include Paul McCartney, John Cale, as well as Sean O'Hagan and Marcus Holdaway of the High Llamas.
The first single from the album will be released on 2nd July 'Juxtapozed With U', and will appear on CD, cassette and 12" with two brand new songs - 'Tradewinds' and 'Happiness Is A Worn Pun'.
All tracks were produced by Chris Shaw and Super Furry Animals and recorded over a period of seven months at Monnow Valley Studios, Monmouth, and Bearsville Studios, Woodstock. All tracks were mixed at Metropolis Studios, London.
'Rings Around The World' was mixed in 5.1 Surround Sound, although the DVD will also carry the normal stereo mix. For the project Super Furry Animals commissioned twelve different films exclusive to the DVD format to accompany each track. The filmmakers include Martin McCarthy, Darren Watkins, Sean Hillen, Pete Fowler, Dylan Jones, Neil McFarlane, Peter Gray, the Dogme collective, 4K, Fukme99 and The Ministry Of Truth. The DVD will also carry remixes of each track as well as bonus tracks and films.
In addition, the DVD will also carry a large 'extras' section containing previously unreleased footage, and a CD-ROM section which will link directly to a new 'Rings Around The World' website. The DVD will be shown at cinemas in towns across the UK on the Sunday night before release.