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Celebration announce new album on Bella Union; watch video for "Tomorrow's Here Today"

29 May 2014, 14:55 | Written by Paul Bridgewater

Baltimore five-piece Celebration have announced an 18 August release date for their new record Albumim - a follow up to 2012’s Electric Tarot: Hello Paradise.

The band, who operate from the same hometown as Future Islands and labelmates Beach House, say the self-produced record is a definite product of their ups and downs together over the last few years. “We’ve all experienced a lot of life [and] toured a whole lot,” explains singer Katrina Ford. “The the music reflects that. It goes deeper now…it’s been a long journey.”

“An albumin is the membrane inside of an egg, which is this symbol of this beautiful self-contained environment that we’ve created as a group,,,,I like the play on words too, Albumin being an album.”

The band began back in the ‘90s as Ann Arbor, Michigan high school project JAKS with Ford and multi-instrumentalist (and future husband). “I’ve always struggled with depression,” she says, “and in my teens, what we called ‘death rock’ back then, like Joy Division, Christian Death, Bauhaus, The Cure, and The Birthday Party, made me feel I wasn’t alone.” One album was releasedOne album was released as JAKS and drummer David Bergander joined the pair for two more - produced by Dave Sitek (TV On The Radio) - under the Love Life name. When the band became Celebration, Sitek returned for their stint on 4AD, helming 2005’s Celebration and 2007’s The Modern Tribe. Electric Tarot: Hello Paradise, the band’s next record - was as a self-released enterprise in 2012. Tony Drummond (keyboards, percussion, backing vocals) and Walker Teret (bass, guitar) complete their line up.

Ahead of the release of Albumim, the quintet have also dropped a new Matt Riggieri-directed clip for “Tomorrow’s Here Today”, a track originally released last September; watch that below.

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