Fans have been anticipating new music from Cut Copy since 2013’s critically acclaimed ‘Free Your Mind‘. While they enter the final stages of finishing the follow-up, the band has surprise-released ‘January Tape,’ a 44-minute ambient, instrumental piece of sonic art available as a 400-cassette limited edition run. A sample of the ‘January Tape’ cassette can be heard at the Cut Copy website – just click on the cassette tape on the front page of their site. Cut Copy grew from a bedroom project to an international festival staple and today’s collection reinforces that they are a rare combination of technical virtuosity and exceptional, eclectic artistry.
Dan Whitford shares, “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. We wanted to share outtakes from these sessions in all their unedited glory with you, and put them out as an extremely limited edition cassette, available mainly through our webstores (though you may see a copy or two floating around in the wild).”
You can also check the band out when their US DJ Tour Kicks Off October 20. See the dates below.
10/20: Chicago, IL @ The Mid
10/21: San Francisco, CA @ 1015 Folsom
10/22: Zapopan, Mexico @ Coordenada Festival
10/26: Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
10/27: New York, NY @ Good Room
10/28: Denver, CO @ Bar Standard