Beloved staple of the Australian rock scene, Dead Letter Circus, are set to release their anticipated and unique celebration of ten years together as a band – the re-imagined, re-written and re-recorded album The Endless Mile, available next Friday 12th May on Ten To Two Records through Sony Music Entertainment Australia. Taken from their back catalogue over the past ten years, The Endless Mile is comprised of -alternative universe' versions of the six tracks that made up their 2007 debut EP and is rounded out by five extra fan favourites.
Released next Friday 12th May – ten years to the day after the release of their self-titled debut EP - the album will be available on CD, vinyl and all digital services. The official DLC store features exclusive signed albums and merch bundles, whilst pre-orders on iTunes are only $9.99 until release and JB Hi-Fi have a gallery quality art print, framed and signed by the band up for grabs for one lucky pre-order customer. There is still time to secure any of these pre-order deals here: http://smarturl.it/DLCTheEndlessMile
After sharing the first single - the hauntingly beautiful and sparse rearrangement of -One Step' - to announce the project, the band have now shared a second taste of what's to come in -The Space on the Wall'.
Before the release of the album, the band took these re-imagined tracks and more out on the road on a national tour that recently wrapped. The Endless Mile tour saw them turn down from their usual -11' and add a string section of a violin and cello as well as keys and an extra acoustic guitar. It was a very different scene to the usual sweaty chaos of a DLC show, but the stripped-back arrangements, soaring strings and haunting vocals had the crowd mesmerised in those unique moments the band had been chasing by paring back these iconic tracks.
Vocalist Kim Benzie shares his thoughts on the creative approach the band took to reimagining these classics:
'As a concept it sounded fun, but it was actually really an absolute brain-melter at times. We've always been about chasing the 'goosebump' moment when writing and our path to taking people to that moment has been very intense at maximum velocity. It took us a while to find that same doorway in a more spacious musical setting, but we definitely found it with this album."
The Endless Mile Tracklisting:
Disconnect and Apply
Are We Closer
This Life Awake
Here We Divide
The Space on The Wall
While You Wait