TEENAGE FANCLUB RETURNS WITH ‘HERE’ IN SEPTEMBER
Teenage Fanclub, make their their long-awaited return with the release of tenth album, Here, on September 9. Pre-order the album on CD and LP in the Merge store or from your favorite digital outlet. Also in the Merge store, find an exclusive Teenage Fanclub t-shirt which will be shipped separately in July, ahead of the album’s release. Listen to the first single “I’m In Love” below.
Here is the consolidation of nearly three decades of peerless songwriting and almost telepathic musicianship amongst the band’s three founder members: Norman Blake, Raymond McGinley and Gerard Love. Recorded with the band’s soundman David Henderson alongside regular drummer Francis Macdonald and keyboard player Dave McGowan in three distinctly different environments (initially at Vega in rural Provence, then at Raymond’s home in Glasgow before mixing at Clouds Hill in the industrial heart of Hamburg), it’s a record that embraces maturity and experience and hugs them close.
As ever, song-wise Teenage Fanclub present a textbook representation of democracy in action, the record offering four each by Blake, Love and McGinley. From the almighty chime of opener “I’m In Love” through the ecstatic soul-search of “The First Sight,” and the paean to unerring friendship “With You,” Here is a collection of twelve songs about the only things that truly matter – life and love.
Teenage Fanclub have announced tour dates in the UK, and we expect US dates very soon. Keep up with the band on Twitter and at Facebook below.
Release Date: September 2016
Here Track Listing
01 I’m in Love 2:41
02 Thin Air 3:11
03 Hold On 3:24
04 The Darkest Part of the Night 3:16
05 I Have Nothing More to Say 4:18
06 I Was Beautiful When I Was Alive 4:44
07 The First Sight 5:08
08 Live in the Moment 3:03
09 Steady State 4:16
10 It’s a Sign 3:36
11 With You 3:58
12 Connected to Life 4:00