Mount Kimbie have announced details of their debut album.
Titled Crooks and Lovers, it will be released this July on Scuba’s Hotflush label, and marks a full-length follow-up to the pair’s sublime ‘Sketch on Glass’ and ‘Maybes’ EPs (the latter’s title track made number three on our Top 100 Tracks of 2009 countdown).
No tracklist as yet, but the press release promises a record that touches on “the hard-earned spaces of Burial and The Bug”, “the berserk melodrama of Xiu Xiu and Grouper’s sad-eyed glow”, and “D’Angelo’s pervert soul cleansed in the intimacy of Phil Elvrum’s Microphones, Angelo Badalamenti’s swollen ‘Twin Peaks’ atmospheres find a cradle in Madlib’s lax lope.” Bet Madlib never knew his ears were so en vogue.
Mount Kimbie – real names Kai Campos and Dominic Maker – have announced a series of UK live dates for Summer, including an appearance at FACT’s Stag and Dagger party with The Bug and Deadboy. They’ll also be supporting Caribou on his next tour.
14th May – Great Escape Festival, Brighton
21st May – Stag & Dagger Festival, London
May 22nd – Nation of Shopkeepers, Leeds
May 28th – Plan B, London
June 4th – Wigflex, Nottingham
June 12th – Heavyweight, Newcastle
June 16th – Heaven, London w/ Caribou
July 16th – Glade Festival
July 31st – Field Day Festival, London
September 10th – Bestival, Isle of Wight