British rockers Gomez have revealed details of its highly anticipated new album, A New Tide. The eagerly awaited collection – the band’s sixth studio outing and follow-up to 2006’s breakthrough HOW WE OPERATE – is set to arrive from ATO Records on March 31st. A New Tide marks a return to the always-freewheeling British band’s more experimental roots, with songs like "Win Park Slope" and "Airstream Driver" evincing a spirit born of boundless imagination and a longstanding collaborative relationship.
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As ever, a wide range of styles is incorporated into Gomez’s matchless musical brew. Flavors of Delta blues, psychedelia, and Krautrock all come into play, resulting in a musically mischievous and remarkably forward-thinking collection. In short, A New Tide is Gomez at their inimitable, incomparable best.
A New Tide also finds Gomez accompanied by a number of illustrious guest musicians, including vocalist Amy Milan (of Stars/Broken Social Scene fame), bassist Josh Abrams (The Roots, Sam Prekop, Godspeed You Black Emperor!), cellist Oliver Krauss (David Gray, Paul Weller, Beth Orton), and multi-instrumentalist Stuart Bogie of Brooklyn’s world renowned Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra.
Gomez has stood apart from their very beginning just over a decade ago, earning critical praise and an ever-growing fanbase for their eclectic and ambitious musical tack. How We Operate – Gomez’s ATO Records debut – proved the venerable band’s biggest popular success thus far, debuting at #1 on Billboard’s "Heatseekers" chart upon its May 2006 release. The album’s title track – prominently featured on the 2006 season finale of ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy – drew major airplay at multi-format radio outlets nationwide, including Triple A and Modern Rock. The second single, "See The World," was later featured on a 2007 episode of Fox’s House M.D., and included on the series’ "Original Television Soundtrack" album release.
In October 2008, Gomez celebrated the 10th anniversary of their Mercury Music Prize-winning debut, BRING IT ON, with a special one-off performance of the album at