LONG DISTANCE CALLING, Germany’s most internationally successful instrumental rock act, release their seventh studio album ‘How Do We Want To Live?’ today!
The album has been receiving a fantastic reaction being awarded Album of the Month in publications such as Metal Hammer Germany, Rock Hard Germany, Guitar, Gitarre & Bass & more, while Metal Hammer UK have called it a “full-blown sensory experience”.
The band comments: “Today is the day where we can finally unleash our new album “How Do We Want To Live?”. The feedback so far is overwhelming and we are incredibly proud of this album. It’s a big step for us and we think it’s a really unique experience, not only in terms of sounds. We want you to wrap your head around it and to ask yourself how you want to live. We want to be your soundtrack during these stormy times and we are totally happy with it!
This weekend on the 28thJune, the band will celebrate the release of the new album with a live-streamed performance in conjunction with EMP. Tune in to the bands YouTube channel and Facebook page at 8.15pm CET to hear the band perform tracks from the new album.
The band also recently announced a special album launch drive-in show on the 2ndJuly in Oberhausen, Germany. Tickets are on sale now and the band comments:
“Friends, you might have heard that we are going to release our new album “HOW DO WE WANT TO LIVE” on June 26th and of course we want to celebrate this with you! We got an invitation from the Autoarena in Oberhausen And of course we said yes for July 2nd. Due to the current situation no “regular” shows are possible so this is a nice and interesting thing to try out and it fits really well to the “Seats & Sounds” Concept, just sit in your car, grab some snacks and some cool beverages. The “Seats & Sounds 2020″ tour in in Support of the new album is not affected by this show, we still hope that can celebrate this special shows with you! Love LDC”
Watch the bands recent video for ‘Immunity’ here: https://youtu.be/fT9pNGHKdLw
The band previously launched a striking video for the track ‘Voices’, a short film exploring the relationship between a human and AI. The video was created by AVA Studios and you can watch it now here: https://youtu.be/uWQQbQ9jqU4
Watch the video for the album’s first single ‘Hazard’ here: https://youtu.be/vj9_KM3DuIM
Jan and Jansoch from Long Distance Calling have also launched a German-language podcast titled “Lachend in die Kreissäge” where they discuss the new album, and will also be inviting guests to join them on future episodes. Listen now here: https://lidkpodcast.podigee.io
‘How Do We Want To Live?’sees the band forging a sharply defined & artistically tight exploration of the relationship between humanity and artificial intelligence, and the state of digital progress. Comprised of 10 tracks which contain all the classic LDC-trademarks whilst also bringing something completely fresh and unexpected to the table with their ambitious use of electronic sounds, a perfect symbiosis between man and machine.
‘How Do We Want To Live?’is available as a Limited Edition CD, Gatefold Black 2LP + CD & as Digital Album. A limited deluxe box-set has been released, containing a special coloured edition of the album, an exclusive 7inch featuring two remixes, a beautiful poster featuring the albums stunning artwork by Max Löffler, and 4 individually signed art-cards all contained in a lift-off box. Order now here:
The full track-listing is as follows:
1. Curiosity (Part 1)
2. Curiosity (Part 2)
7. Sharing Thoughts
8. Beyond Your Limits
The track ‘Beyond Your Limits’ continues the band´s tradition of having one track with a vocalist, and features the talents of Eric A. Pulverich of the band Kyles Tolone. As the band comments: “We got to know him over our producer Arne Neurand. We were instantly fascinated by his voice and we wanted to show the quality of his voice and melodies.”
It was recently announced that the band have been nominated for the GEMA Musikautorenpreis 2020. This is an integral part of the German music landscape and unique in its focus on music writers. GEMA has been honoring composers and lyricists for their musical work in this way for 12 years, and is representative of the great diversity and the enormous range of fascinating works across genres.
Due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation,LONG DISTANCE CALLING have rescheduled their September ‘Seats & Sounds’ German tour for September 2021.
25.02.21 Berlin Passionskirche
26.02.21 Dresden Lukaskirche
27.02.21 Leipzig Ankeroff
01.03.21 Mannheim Capitol
02.03.21 Frankfurt Jahrhunderthalle Club
03.03.21 Stuttgart Mozartsaal
04.03.21 Bochum Christuskirche
05.03.21 Köln E-Werk
27.03.21 München St. Mattha¨us Kirche
29.03.21 Hannover Pavillon
30.03.21 Hamburg Kleine Elbphilharmonie (sold out)
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