Hot on the heels of their new single Truth Is – released for Record Store Day on Limited Edition 7” Red Vinyl) – the Levellers tenth studio album Static On The Airwaves is available now to pre-order ahead of its release on 25th June 2012.
SIGNED COPIES of the CD, LP and the Limited Edition Box Set are available at Propermusic.com if you pre-order by 7th June 2012. The lavishly packaged Limited Edition Box Set contains the Static On The Airwaves CD, LP, the 7″ Red Vinyl single, a key-ring/bottle-opener, exclusive poster and car sticker.
With the band’s original line-up still going strong after 24 years, the Levellers show themselves to be as musically rich and politically aware as ever on their tenth studio album – “already being heralded as their most accomplished album to date”. With producer Sean Lakeman once more at the helm, Static On The Airwaves was recorded ‘as live’ in Prague and mixed in New York by the legendary Victor Van Vugt (PJ Harvey, Beth Orton, Nick Cave).
Reflecting the times in which we live, the songs embrace a range of topics from the decline of the British high street (Our Forgotten Towns) and the world of virtual reality (Second Life) to the theme of war with We Are All Gunmen (“a manifesto for a just society”); Raft Of Medusa – (“a metaphor for modern Europe……the true story of the running aground of French Naval frigate, the Méduse”); and the album closer, a “contemporary reworking of the cautionary traditional Black Watch anthem, Twa Recruitin’ Sergeants, featuring guests Divokej Bill.”
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The Levellers’ Beautiful Days Festival is already sold out but you can catch the band live for their album launch gig at The Garage in London on 25th June 2012, at various summer festivals and on their UK tour in November – tickets are now on sale.
Enjoy the band’s November tour video below.
Don’t miss out on those signed copies – get your orders in before 7th June 2012.