Cut Copy Announce Fifth Album ‘Haiku From Zero’

    The Melbourne band shares "Standing in the Middle of the Field"

    Photo: FXR

    Cut Copy have announced full details on their forthcoming album, Haiku From Zero, out September 22 via Astralwerks. The four-piece have also shared single “Standing in the Middle of the Field,” which finds the band utilizing a four-on-the-floor beat aided by plinking electronics in the vein of John Talabot before blasting off in typical euphoric fashion.

    We’ve now heard two tracks from the new nine song LP; Cut Copy released the slick single “Airborne” and its video back in July.

    In a statement, Dan Whitford talked about the meaning of the album’s title.

    “So much of this album is about this mosaic of information, images that we’re surrounded by on a day-to-day basis,” he said. “Sometimes it feels like overload, but there’s a weird random beauty in it. The idea of squeezing poetry form chaos was where the title of the album came from—the idea of finding something poetic in the overload.”

    Haiku From Zero is Cut Copy’s fifth album and follows 2013’s Free Your Mind. In the interim, the band has a released a new mix every year: 2014’s DJ mix Ocean’s Apart, 2015’s Forest Through the Trees, and January Tape in 2016, a single 44 minute ambient piece available only on cassette.

    Based on the two songs we’ve heard from their upcoming album, January Tape was a way for the band to decompress before they shared another collection of arena-ready electro-pop.

    Whitford said as much in 2016: “Having worked for much of the previous 12 months on a new Cut Copy album, we decided this January it was time to give ourselves a well earned break. But instead of retreating to the wilderness or decompressing on a beach somewhere, we spent ten days in the studio making a collection of ambient instrumental works.” [Pitchfork]

    Below, check out the album art and track list for Haiku From Zero as well as Cut Copy’s upcoming North American tour dates:

    Haiku From Zero:

    01. Standing in the Middle of the Field
    02. Counting Down
    03. Black Rainbows
    04. Stars Last Me a Lifetime
    05. Airborne
    06. No Fixed Destination
    07. Memories We Share
    08. Living Upside Down
    09. Tired to the Weather

    Cut Copy:

    09-30 Darlington, MD – Luna Lights Festival
    10-01 San Diego, CA – CRSSD Festival
    10-03 El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls
    10-05 Oklahoma City, OK – Jones Assembly
    10-07 Austin, TX – Zilker Park
    11-09 Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst Club
    11-10 Los Angeles, CA – Shrine Expo Hall
    11-12 Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
    11-14 Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall
    11-15 Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
    11-16 Lawrence, KS – Granada
    11-17 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
    11-18 Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre
    11-21 Toronto, Ontario – Phoenix Concert Theatre
    11-22 Montreal, Quebec – Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre
    11-24 New York, NY – Terminal 5
    11-26 Boston, MA – Royale
    11-30 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
    12-01 Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
    12-02 Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
    12-03 Charleston, SC – Music Farm
    12-05 Orlando, FL – The Plaza Live
    12-06 Miami, FL – North Beach Bandshell