Digital Music, Reunions — October 18, 2012 at 9:23 am

Free MP3: Crime & The City Solution, ‘My Love Takes Me There’ — first new music in 22 years

With their reunion tour set to open tonight in Denver, Australian Simon Bonney’s resurrected art-rock group Crime and the City Solution — which, during the ’80s, included members of The Birthday Party, Swell Maps and Einstürzende Neubauten — today debuted its first new music in 22 years.

Available to stream or as a free download via the Mute Records player embedded below, the four-minute rocker “My Love Takes Me There” is the first taste of the band’s reunion album American Twilight, its first since 1990′s Paradise Discotheque.

The new record is due out sometime in spring 2013 on Mute.

For the new album and tour, Bonney has reunited Berlin-era members Bronwyn Adams (violin) and Alexander Hacke (guitar) and enlisting visual artist Danielle de Picciotto, drummer Jim White of The Dirty Three, guitarist David Eugene Edwards of 16 Horsepower and Woven Hand, former Dirtbombs bassist Troy Gregory and keyboardist Matthew Smith.






One Comment

  1. What a great band. I have missed Simon Bonney’s voice. This is certainly promising: David Eugene Edwards, Jim White, Alexander Hacke…what a group. Edwards can even conjure up just of hint of Rowland S. Howard (RIP) and that drumming is stellar.

    This is better than anything that Nick Cave has done in years. Hopefully, his midlife crisis will end soon and he can gain some integrity back.

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