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- Posted on Jun 22nd 2010 9:00AM by Barnaby Smith
The new LP is produced by the Grammy-nominated Texan John Congleton, who has also worked with Bill Callahan, St Vincent, Okkervil River, R Kelly, Marilyn Manson and Antony and the Johnsons. New tracks include 'Liontamer,' 'Un Astronauta En Cielo,' 'Milk and Honey' and 'Another Way of Giving.' The record was recorded at Elevator Studios in Clinic's native Liverpool, while a single, 'I'm Aware', is out on Sept. 20.
The four-piece have been together for some 13 years now, and over that time have secured both critical admiration and respectable popularity in the US.
Clinic's official website describes 'Bubblegum' as "a rewiring of Clinic's trademark hyped up sound. In place of churning riffs and wired vocals is a dream state of harpsichords, dulcimers and strings. Melody and softness combine with the band's unique internal logic to produce a record of pop beauty."
News of the new album comes as Clinic gear up to headline a Domino Records night in Paris on Wednesday, June 23, supported by Anna Calvi and Chief.