Listen: The Church releases new song ‘Another Century’ off still-untitled next album

The Church, at work on a follow-up to 2014’s Further/Deeper, have released a new song called “Another Century” ahead of the band’s return to the U.S. later this month for a short run of concerts in the eastern half of the country, including a slot at Milwaukee’s Summerfest.

The new album it not yet titled, according to the band’s reps, and full details, along with future touring plans, “will be announced shortly.” The song was produced by the band along with Ted Howard.

Of the new track, singer/bassist Steve Kilbey says in a statement announcing its release:

“’Another Century’ is a romantic melodic stab of omnichord and guitars and quite unlike any past Church song. “The lyrics fell out of the sky very quickly and the music is dreamy and evocative of past futures.”

The Church’s previously announced tour opens June 28 in Ann Arbor, Mich., and includes shows in Cincinnati, Nashville, Chicago, Richmond, Va., and Ardmore, Pa., before wrapping up July 8 at Daryl’s House, the venue run by Daryl Hall in Pawling, N.Y.

The new album will be The Church’s 26th, and second since parting ways with Marty Willson-Piper in 2013.

See full dates, and hear “Another Century,” below.

 

 

The Church tour dates:

June 28: The Ark, Ann Arbor, MI
June 29: Summerfest, Milwaukee, WI
June 30: The Woodward, Cincinnati, OH
July 1: City Winery, Nashville, TN
July 3: City Winery, Chicago, IL
July 4: City Winery, Chicago, IL
July 6: The Broadberry, Richmond, VA
July 7: Ardmore Music Hall, Ardmore, PA
July 8: Daryl’s House, Pawling, NY

 

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6 Comments

  • David Bricknell

    Wow! Another great track from the revitalised post-Wilson-Piper Church – the consistency of this band is simply astonishing. Apparently they have more 4 star (or over) critic’s reviews on All Music Guide’s website than any other band on the planet, including other great multi-decade spanning acts like Bowie and The Stones.

    For anyone new to The Church looking for a tip on where to begin in amongst their 25 albums, check out their early 80’s masterpiece “The Blurred Crusade” (which lead singer Steve Kilbey has stated captures the definitive sound of the band) or their last disc “Untitled # 23” (which unbelievably is one of their best, considering the longevity of their career thus far). Then maybe graduate to their late 80’s commercial peak with “Starfish” (which includes their brilliant standard “Under The Milky Way”) or their druggy masterpiece (and Kilbey’s favourite) “priest = aura” from the early 90’s.

    Such a wealth of trippy, psychedelic classic space-rock awaits…

     
    • David Bricknell

      Correction: “Further/Deeper” was actually the band’s last disc. “Untitled # 23” was released earlier and was Marty Willson-Piper’s last album with The Church. Both of these discs are massively satisfying listens for fans of this classic Australian group.

       
  • UE405

    It’s a solid track for sure. Bodes well for the album.

     
  • Andrew

    I think that they hit their stride in the 1990s with Priest = Aura. It’s their best album and the other 1990s records are all dark, psychedelic and wonderful. Some of the early records, such as The Blurred Crusade, are traditional, boring, formulaic and unoriginal rock. This band is best when they incorporate experimentalism with rock and in those instances, they shine.

     
    • Agreed Andrew. So much love for their earlier albums, but the band really became much better in the 90s. Forget Yourself from 2003 is brilliant.

       
  • Greg McCurtin

    Luxuriously rich. Takes me years to catch up with each new release. Truly a band for the ages.

     
 

 

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