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Cut Copy’s New Album, Haiku From Zero, is Out Today

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Cut Copy's New Album, Haiku From Zero, is Out Today



Fall North American Headline Tour Kicks off October 3 and Includes Two Canadian Dates in November

“their finest album in years” – NPR Music

 “a rush of infectious grooves and melodies” – Stereogum

“polished synth-pop” – Pitchfork


22 September 2017 (Toronto, ON) - Haiku From Zero - Cut Copy’s first proper studio album in nearly four years – is now available in digital, cassette, CD and LP formats via Astralwerks/Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company. Produced by Ben Allen (Deerhunter, Animal Collective, Neon Indian) and written and recorded at studios around the world (Melbourne, Copenhagen, Washington, DC, New York, Atlanta), the album is the long-awaited follow-up to 2013’s Free Your Mind. Cut Copy will support Haiku From Zero with a North American headline tour, which includes two Canadian stops in November.

NPR Music declared Haiku From Zero “magnificently ambitious” citing it “their finest album in years.” NPR Music gave fans an exclusive “First Listen” of the album last week and praised the album saying, "Careful not to sound too clean or precise, the band nimbly shifts between minor-key verses and major-key choruses, melancholy and euphoria, reality and escapism. And there, in the thick of prodigious extremes, the members of Cut Copy find their sweet spot.”

Pitchfork praised the single, “Standing in the Middle of the Field,” as “a spirited bop with some sly pensive tension at its core… With it, Cut Copy reassert their ability to turn even moody introspection into floor-filler bliss." The song announces a theme that percolates throughout Haiku From Zero – the need to cut through the noise, a desire to focus.

“When we first started in Australia, there wasn't really a scene for live electronic music,” recalls front man Dan Whitford. “You were either someone that would go to raves or the club, but you wouldn't go and see bands. Or you were an indie kid that went to see bands and had never listened to something with programmed drums before in your life. Cut Copy has always been an amalgam of those two things. So much has changed in the world since we started making music, but that aspect of the band – the desire to try and encompass everything – has only grown stronger.”

“The whole thing is a rush of infectious grooves and melodies,” Stereogum says of Haiku From Zero, while also hailing first single “Airborne,” as “a disco-pop odyssey that sounds like, well, soaring through the sky, before eventually blasting off into psychedelic bliss.” Noisey said, “It is classy as shit, and it's definitely a ‘match your steps to the tempo of the song as you walk down the street’ kind of jam.” The official video, directed by Gerson Aguerri (The Vaccines, Breakbot), is a slice of magical realism, following Whitford as he roams the streets of Barcelona, where his quest for a late-night snack turns cosmic.

Initially a bedroom recording project by frontman Dan Whitford, Cut Copy evolved into a full-fledged band with the additions of guitarist Tim Hoey, drummer Mitchell Scott, and bass player Ben Browning. The quartet’s studio albums include In Ghost Colours, which Pitchfork named as one of the best albums of 2008 and among the top albums of the 2000s, and 2011’s Zonoscope, which won two ARIA Awards and was nominated for a Grammy. 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. The band’s songs have been licensed for use in television, video games, and commercials including Chevrolet, Netflix, Amazon, and Levi’s #LiveinLevis campaign. In addition to headlining massive sold-out shows, the band has gained 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 3 _Jimmy Fontaine

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



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Canadian Tour Dates
11/21 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
11/22 – Montreal, QC @ Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre