Metronomy have just announced a new album titled Summer 08 as well as the release of the lead single “Old School.”
The new album will be the group‘s fifth installment and is due for a July 1 release. The album is actually meant to be a sequel to their 2008 release Nights Out, hence the title. Joseph Mount sat down with Annie Mac on her BBC Radio 1 show and discussed the album. In this discussion, as reported by Pitchfork, he told Mac that the name of the album came from the last summer that he had free, which describes how it is meant to be a sequel to their ’08 release. Along with the sit down, Mac also played the lead single on her show. The new single features Mix Master Mike the infamous Beastie Boys disc jockey. The radio appearance can be streamed below.
Soon after the song was aired they went on to release an accompanying video. The video can be seen below.
“Old Skool”‘s video was directed by Dawn Shadforth and stars Sharon Hogan. According to NME, In an interview with Q Magazine last month, Mount explained that the single was “about not recognizing anyone at a party”.
In the same interview with Q, Mount had this to say about the new album.
I just wanted to make an uptempo record. I wanted to try and do another record that captures that fading memory of being a bit younger and going to clubs, but with the confidence I didn’t have then.
The new album will also see Robyn as a featured contributor to the fifth track titled “Hang Me Out To Dry.” With the Mixmaster Mike contributed track coming in at third on the tracklisting. The full tracklist can be seen below along with the album art.
Summer 08 Tracklist:
01 Back Together
02 Miami Logic
03 Old Skool [ft. Mixmaster Mike]
04 16 Beat
05 Hang Me Out To Dry [ft. Robyn]
06 Mick Slow
07 My House
08 Night Owl
09 Love’s Not an Obstacle
10 Summer Jam