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Boards of Canada tease fans with mysterious 12″ for Record Store Day

Boards of CanadaLast week, Scottish electronic duo Boards of Canada caught their eager fans off guard when they released a 12″ single for RSD 2013. The extremely limited, unnamed, one-sided record only contains a short, twenty-second snippet of music and a computerised voice reciting a six-digit number.

Only a handful of copies have surfaced so far, with one lucky customer at NYC’s Other Music snatching a copy and a second copy found hidden in the racks of London’s Rough Trade East. A third copy made its way into the hands of BBC Radio’s Zane Lowe, who ended last night’s show with the clip. In each case, the numbers recited on the record are different.

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The mysterious cover art for each 12″ found so far also seems to form part of a puzzle, fuelling much speculation from the band’s followers about the forthcoming album. The band have confirmed that there will be a follow-up to 2005′s ‘The Campfire Headphase’.

Watch below to hear the brief clip uploaded by the New Yorker who found the first 12″.

Stay tuned for more details.

Boards of Canada’s ‘The Campfire Headphase’ is out now on Warp Records via Inertia
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Posted in News on April 24th, 2013 - By Leo / Tags: , , ,