DAN MICHAELSON AND THE COASTGUARDS
NEW ALBUM ‘DISTANCE’ 18th AUGUST ON THE STATE51 CONSPIRACY
NEW SINGLE ‘BURNING HEARTS’ OUT ON 4th AUGUST 2014
“Melancholic gold. 4/5” MOJO
“Another dark night of the soul. 8/10″ UNCUT
“The kind of thing you cling to in a storm: sturdy as an oak creaking with a certain humanity” PITCHFORK
“The world-wary baritone is back” – THE TIMES
“Michaelson is a master of the bleak atmosphere” Q
“Indisputably lovely” NME
Dan Michaelson and The Coastguards will release their new album ‘Distance’ through State 51 on 18th August. Produced and mixed by Ash Workman (Metronomy, Big Deal, Summer Camp), the album was written in Montauk, Long Island NY (the setting for Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind), recorded in Hackney, London and is the follow-up to last year’s much-lauded ‘Blindspot’.
Progressing from the minimal atmosphere of his previous album, Dan Michaelson returns to a full-band sound. “I asked Ash to record and mix the album. He’d just finished the sessions for Metronomy’s ‘Love Letters’ and we’d been threatening to work together for ages. I had all the songs and phoned the greatest musicians I know and asked them if they would come play. They asked ‘can we hear the songs?’ I said ‘no’. They said ‘great, when do we start?” Joining Michaelson (vocal and guitar) in the studio were Magic Number Romeo Stodart (bass), Henry Spenner (drums), Laurie Earle (guitar and piano), Horse (guitar and pedal steel), Gabriel Stebbing (cello) and Johnny Flynn (violin).
The first single taken from the record is what Dan himself describes as ‘misleadingly upbeat’ ‘Burning Hearts’, the romantic tale of two lovers dancing their way towards the end of the world, out next week. The single has already been
Watch the video filmed on St.Leonard’s on Sea by Tareq Kubaisi.
LISTEN TO ‘BURNING HURTS’ HERE:
3. Burning Hearts
4. Every Step
5. Getting it all Wrong
6. Evening Light
7. Your Beauty Still Rules