Secondly, Columbia Records and Favorite Gentlemen Recordings are extremely excited to announce the release of Manchester Orchestra’s third record on May 10, 2011. Entitled, Simple Math, Dan Hannon, who produced the band’s first record and co-produced the second, was once again at the helm for Simple Math.
Simple Math is a concept record. It’s a story about a 23-year old who questions everything from marriage to love to religion to sex. It’s chock full of monster riffs, vigorous string arrangements, deep hooks and has miles of melodies that encase a compelling coming-of-age story told in the first person, intimately written and sung by Hull.
“This record is two dueling conversations between me and my wife, and me and my God,” says Hull. “Sometimes even for myself, it’s difficult to decipher which one I’m actually talking to. Everything I’ve written in the past has been about those things. This album is the most realized form of my questioning.”
Manchester Orchestra was formed in 2004 when Hull was 16. The band includes lifelong friends Jonathan Corley on bass, keyboardist Chris Freeman, guitarist Robert McDowell and drummer Tim Very.
Simple Math takes Manchester Orchestra to the next level. It is certain to be one of the landmark releases of 2011.
Simple Math Track Listing
4. April Fool
5. Pale Black Eye
7. Simple Math
8. Leave It Alone
10. Leaky Breaks
Check out the acoustic performance of Simple Math here.