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Dan Mangan + Blacksmith confirms new record for early 2015

14 October 2014, 18:33 | Written by Laurence Day

Dan Mangan + Blacksmith has/have confirmed that he/they will release new record (Mangan's added the '+ Blacksmith' to his musical moniker to represent his ever-rotating cast of collaborators) .

A statement on Mangan's website, presumably from the man himself, reads:

“Sedation is massive. It surrounds us like a thick wet blanket. To be numb is to allow others to control your reality. It makes some people feel better, to know that you suffer also, that their numbness is shared like a virus. But unity in numbness is a façade, and not nearly as magical as a unity born of awakeness. Club Meds is about sedation. Sedation can be chemical, but not exclusively so. There is a great vacation from actuality going on. Maybe it’s always been there. It seems like everybody else is already at the party and that life is somehow easier or more fun under the fog. But instead, it only makes people feel more alone, more dangerous, more desperate. It’s okay, though. We’re all just particles.”

Listen to, "Vessel", the first song off Club Meds - which also features in the Simon Pegg flick Hector and The Search For Happiness - below.

Club Meds is out 12 January on City Slang.

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