Aussie electro-pop specialists Cut Copy are prepping the follow-up to their warm, dancefloor-ready 2008 effort, In Ghost Colours.
Set for release some time in early 2011, Cut Copy's third, as-yet-untitled album will take a somewhat new direction according to singer Dan Whitford, who tells Pitchfork, "It was a much more open-ended process where we just sort of went off on these more jammy tangents where we'd just sit there and play stuff for ten minutes and see what happened."
Whitford adds that he was inspired by everyone from Fleetwood Mac and Talking Heads to Happy Mondays and Primal Scream when writing songs for the new album, which was recorded in an industrial warehouse in Melbourne. In the process, the frontman reveals that Lady GaGa invited Cut Copy to open for her out tour, which left the band both "tantalized" and "repulsed," which are the same disparate reactions most of us have to GaGa in any situation. [via Exclaim]