New Order to release mini-album in January
New Order will release the eight-track album The Lost Sirens on January 14. Billed a 'mini LP,' it marks the long-awaited follow-up to the influential new wave group's 2005 album Waiting For the Sirens' Call and will feature songs written when they were working on that album.
The album was written, produced and recorded by all members Bernard Sumner, Peter Hook, Stephen Morris and Philip Cunningham, according to Digital Spy. Hook left the group in 2007 and the remaining members will continue to work on new material in 2013.
"Lost Sirens? Well, it's not really lost," drummer Stephen Morris
said in a statement. "I remember that Martin Hannett once had an idea
of making a record and burying it in his garden, so that one day someone
would dig it up, like a time capsule. We just stuck our record in a
cupboard. And now we've got it out.
"When we did the first one we had 20 ideas for songs - we were going through a particularly prolific phase - but we couldn't make a double concept album out of them all, so we thought we'd just do two instead," he added.
"The intention was always to write four or five more songs and then put it out 18 months or so after the first one. When we unearthed it from the cupboard recently, with the intention of re-editing some of the songs, we all agreed they didn't actually need it, and it should just be out there. So here it is."
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