(Photo Credit: Marv Watson)
Taking a 21st-century spin on the classic tale of Excalibur, dance-rock guru’s, New Order just released their brand-new video, “Restless,” from the forthcoming album, Must Complete set to drop September 25th.
While the ancient yarn that comprises the sword of King Arthur and his journey to the throne is a familiar one, New Order’s tantalizing new video thrusts the legend into an onslaught of strobe-lights set in modern-dance clubs drenched under the veneer of VHS-film fantasy. This is Excalibur like you’ve never seen it before.
Best known for their work with Wild Beasts, VCMG, and drummer, Philip Selway of Radiohead fame, Spanish filmmakers NYSU directed this high-concept video for your viewing pleasure. While presenting itself on a uniquely anachronistic level, the fantasy-measure appears to be a feasible match to the catchy-tune.
Due out Sep. 25th, “Restless” is the lead-cut from the new record, Must Complete and will also be made available as part of a full-remix package set to be released in the near future. With the exception of tracks, “Singularity” and “Unlearn This Hatred,” produced by the Chemical Brothers’ Tom Rowlands, the new record was produced entirely by New Order, themselves, featuring additional production by Stuart Price.
Although noted for being the first without founding bassist, Peter Hook, who left the group in 2007 to pursue other creative-endeavors, Must Complete features the return of legendary keyboardist, Gillian Gilbert to round-out a classic roster for the post-punk band.
Special guests making their fair-share of contributions to the album, include: Brandon Flowers, who swoons while providing vocals on the cut: “Superheated,” Iggy Pop selling his talents on: “Stray Dog,” and the ever-pervailing, Elly Jackson featuring her vocal-skills on: “People On The High Line,” “Tutti Frutti,” and backing vocals for “Plastic.”
Along with a standard-edition download, CD, and limited-edition clear vinyl, Must Complete will offer an exclusive 8-piece deluxe vinyl collection, followed by extended versions of all 11-tracks from the record itself.