British post-punkers Gang of Four have been working on new material for a long time, but it appears that hard work is paying off – the band will release their first new material in 16 years with the January 25th release of CONTENT on Yep Roc Records.
The album, with track titles that include “Who Am I?,” “You Don’t Have To Be Mad,” “I Can’t Forget Your Lonely Face” and “I Party All The Time,” is a collaborative effort according to the band. “What we’re trying to do is keep it totally stripped down, where everyone in the band makes an equally intense contribution,” said in vocalist Jon King in a press release. The album was written by King and guitarist Andy Gill, and produced by Gill.
CONTENT will be available in a standard CD release and on vinyl. It will also be available in the Ultimate Content Can, which contains the new album on CD, a book version of an art piece Jon and Andy have done on ceramic tiles depicting the last 40 years of world history, a book of lyrics, a book of Rotoscoped photographs of the band’s emotions, phials of band members’ blood and a scratch and sniff booklet which reflects the key areas of human activity.