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Cut Copy’s New Single “Airborne” is Out Today

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Cut Copy’s New Single “Airborne” is Out Today

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GRAMMY-Nominated Band will also Perform at Luna Lights, CRSSED, Austin City Limits and Splendour in the Grass Festivals

06 July 2017 (Toronto, ON) – Cut Copy returns with “Airborne”, the band’s first official single in four years, today via Astralwerks / Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company. Equal parts guitar jangle, celestial synths and bottom-heavy bassline, the infectious track shifts gears multiple times, balancing images of chaos (“jagged teeth made of glass, rising up”) with the resolute chorus: “That don’t stop me.” The song offers an early glimpse of the new material the GRAMMY-nominated Australian band has been recording in studios around the world. “Airborne” was produced by Ben Allen (Deerhunter, Animal Collective) and marks Cut Copy’s first release on Astralwerks.

Listen to “Airborne”

Yesterday, the band’s record label AirDropped an advance sneak peek of “Airborne” in select cities worldwide – including Toronto, New York City and Los Angeles – giving nearby iPhone users an early listen to the track. Cut Copy gave its first performance of “Airborne” during its June 15 headline show at The Neptune Theatre in Seattle, WA. Cut Copy will perform at several U.S. festivals this fall, including Luna Lights, CRSSED and Austin City Limits. The band’s summer Australian tour will wrap up with an appearance at the Splendour in the Grass Festival.

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Cut Copy - Tim Hoey, Mitchell Scott, Dan Whitford, Ben Browning      Photo Credit: Jimmy Fontaine

In the past decade, Cut Copy has truly become an international act, headlining massive sold-out shows and gaining prime slots at prestigious festivals such as Coachella, Ultra and Lollapalooza in the U.S.; Primavera in Spain, Pitchfork in Paris; Summer Sonic in Japan; and Big Day Out in Australia. Cut Copy’s high-energy live show is matched by the beautiful complexity of the band’s songs. Layers that have parts with melody, sections with dissonance, nods to many genres, including both disco and post-punk, are cleverly combined to create indelible pop songs.

Initially a bedroom recording project by frontman Dan Whitford, Cut Copy evolved into a full-fledged band with guitarist Tim Hoey, drummer Mitchell Scott, and bass player Ben Browning. The quartet’s four studio albums include 2011’s Zonoscope, which won two ARIA Awards and was nominated for a GRAMMY, and 2013’s Free Your Mind, which Under The Radar awarded 8 out of 10 stars.

The band’s songs have been licensed songs for use in television, games and commercials, including Chevrolet, Netflix, Amazon and Levi’s® #LiveinLevis campaign. DJing and mixes have also been a big part of Cut Copy’s identity – from the band’s famed Fabric mix, Fabriclive.29, to the 2014 Melbourne dance compilation, Oceans Apart.

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