Long-running darkwave favorites Clan of Xymox — the onetime 4AD act is still centered around founding member Ronny Moorings — return next month with a brand-new studio album entitled Matters of Mind, Body and Soul and are set to precede the record’s release with what’s being billed as the group’s first concert in Los Angeles in more than a decade.
The new album — Clan of Xymox’s first in two years — is due out on Valentine’s Day in Europe, according to the band’s website, “since the general mood we can already say is quite romantic.” In the U.S., though, it arrives a few days earlier; the 12-track album is out on CD and digitally on Feb. 11.
Clan of Xymox will precede that release with a Feb. 8 concert at The Obscure Lounge in Maywood in southeast Los Angeles County; tickets are now on sale. It’s the only U.S. date currently announced for the group, which also has a number of European concerts slated later this year (see full tour dates below).
The new album is the first studio record from Clan of Xymox since 2011’s Darkest Hour and follows 2012 covers collection Kindred Spirits.
Clan of Xymox tour dates:
Feb. 8: The Obscure Lounge, Maywood, CA, USA
Feb. 15: Le Divan Du Monde, Paris, France
Feb. 21: Das Bett, Frankfurt, Germany
March 1: Electrowerkz, London, UK
March 15: DeathDisco!, Athens, Greece
March 21: Engel07, Hannover, Germany
April 12: Das Bunker, Dresden, Germany
April 20: Totem Gallery, Vicenza, Italy
May 8: De Metropool, Hengelo, Netherlands
May 9: Het Paard, Den Haag, Netherlands
May 10: De Nieuwe Nor, Heerlen, Netherlands
May 24: Babel, Malmo, Sweden
May 31: De Klinker, Aarschot, Belgium
June 26: Amphi Festival, Koln, Germany
Aug. 16: Alt Fest Boughteon Estate, Kettering, UK
PREVIOUSLY ON SLICING UP EYEBALLS
- ‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Kevin Seal on 4AD compilation ‘Lonely Is An Eyesore’ — 1987
- Clan of Xymox covers Depeche Mode, New Order, The Cure, Siouxsie on ‘Kindred Spirits’