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Six long years after the release of the The Notwist’s minimal-pop album Neon Golden, which is credited as helping rewrite the rules of indie-electro music, the band gears up for another full-length album titled The Devil, You + Me!

The Notwist recorded portions of the album with the Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra, a classical orchestra that specializes in exciting and often bizarre avant classic interpretations of modern jazz, perfectly complimenting the album's themes of love, loss, and alienation.

Highlights include the opening track "Good Lies", in which Lead singer Markus Acher's vocals loom under a blanket of crackling distortion that bottoms out into an acoustic guitar strum while repeating the line "Let's just imitate the real until we find a better one"...pure genius. Other standouts include the downtempo electro pop on "The Devil, You, and Me", the glitchy and beat-heavy "On Planet Off", the acoustic-folk number "Gloomy Planets", or the somber Nick Drake-flavored album closer "Gone Gone Gone".

The album will officially be released tomorrow (June 17th).

Listen to "Good Lies" and "Where in This World" courtesy of The Pelican's Perch

Listen to "Gravity" courtesy of Discheria El Rocco

Hear more from the glorious Hype Machine or listen to samples of all the songs on the album right here

Here's the video for "Where in This World"...



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