News: MIDNIGHT JUGGERNAUTS reveal new single ‘Ballad of the War Machine’; announce east coast tour
Midnight Juggernauts reveal their new single ‘Ballad of the War Machine’. ‘Ballad of the War Machine’ is the first single taken from the trio’s forthcoming album, set for release in mid 2013 via Siberia Records / Remote Control.
Catch Midnight Juggernauts launch ‘Ballad of the War Machine’ at The Zoo in Brisbane on Friday 19 April, Oxford Art Factory in Sydney on Saturday 20 April, and The Corner Hotel in Melbourne on Wednesday 24 April.
‘Ballad of the War Machine’ is one of the trio’s most pure pop songs, as if Van Dyke Parks has been aboard for the score for Interstella 5555. It’s accompanied by a surrealist video shot on the streets of Moscow. Whilst official revealed this morning, with Gorilla vs. Bear describing it as the “video of the year so far”, the video had concurrently been living diverse secret lives. In previous weeks the band covertly leaked various secret versions of this clip under different guises, untitled and not associated with Midnight Juggernauts. Presented as an eccentric Russian art-pop band performing on a Soviet state-run music program from 30 years ago, the videos were spread widely across various blogs, websites and discussion boards everywhere from Moscow to Montevideo. Watch the video below.
Ballad of the War Machine marks the band’s long-awaited return, their first output for three years following their previous albums Dystopia and The Crystal Axis. After touring long and hard from Brisbane to Barcelona, Berlin, Bogotá, and beyond — the trio took ‘time off’, which really equated to throwing themselves into all manner of esoteric adventures, oddball one-offs, inspired shindigs, and ambitious undertakings. This is the first taste of Midnight Juggernauts return journey, once again piloting their glittery kosmische musik far into known cosmos and unknown genre.
Midnight Juggernauts fourth album is due out mid-2013 on Siberia Records/Remote Control.