The eagerly anticipated third album from indie dance boys Cut Copy is due for release in January 2011 and, according to frontman Dan Whitford, the sound of the record was influenced by an interesting/awesome mix of Talking Heads, Fleetwood Mac’s Tusk – “a lot of the Lindsey Buckingham tracks have a proto-80s African feel”, Grace Jones, Malcolm McLaren’s Duck Rock album, “and a lot of acid house era, post-rave indie music like Happy Mondays and Primal Scream.”
Uh. Heaven called, it wants its tunes back.
Cutters have released a ‘Making Of’ mini film featuring excerpts from the album. The tantalising clip (which gives very little away) was made by KROZM (AKA Chris Hill and Lachlan Dickie), the film directing duo behind Cut Copy’s “Lights and Music” and “Out There on the Ice” music videos.
Dan spilled the album news in an interview with Pitchfork, where he also spoke about recording in an industry warehouse in Melbourne, David Bowie-inspired vocals, and being asked to open for Lady Gaga. Read the full interview here.
The self-produced as-yet-untitled album is currently being mixed by Ben Allen (dude behind Animal Collective’s “Merriweather Post Pavilion”) and it’s coming in January. Exciting times.