In her first interview surrounding new album Pale Fire, which ran on Best Fit just a couple of weeks ago, El Perro Del Mar hinted that the massively anticipated record would be released around November of this year and feature a darker, more sample heavy tone than that of her previous work. Today, via Pitchfork, it’s been announced that Memphis Industries will release Pale Fire on November 12 whilst The Control Group will handle the North America and Scandinavian release on November 13.
‘Walk On By’ is the lead single and certainly acts as a perfect lead-in to Sarah Assbring’s recent fascination with classic house music whilst feeling like a very natural transition from 2009′s Love Is Not Pop, which after two albums of orchestral downbeat pop, was Assbring’s first foray into a more progressive ‘dancey’ sound – helped massively by producer Rasmus Haag of the recently defunct Gothenburg based duo Studio.
Assbring says of Pale Fire:
In this world, you think you have no reason to believe in love or in anything much. Then one day, when you least expect it, a light appears on the far horizon. It’s a flickering light, begging you to come, telling you to stay away. It’s the pale fire. The promise of love and hope – all consuming and elusive. Yet for a moment, it brings clarity in the darkness, future to the ruins and power to the fight.
She’ll play the following UK tour dates:
10 – Fear Of Fiction festival, Bristol
12 – Village Underground, London
13 – Rough Trade East instore, London