The Psychedelic Furs today announced they’re delaying the release of Made of Rain — the band’s first new album in 29 years — until late July due to “logistical issues” presented by the coronavirus pandemic, saying, “It’s been a long time since we’ve put out an album, and we want to make sure that we can make it available to everyone.”
The album had been due out May 1 on Cooking Vinyl in CD, vinyl and digital formats. It will now be released July 31. This follows decisions by Throwing Muses and The Pretenders to similarly delay album releases.
Made of Rain is produced by current Guns N’ Roses member Richard Fortus, who joined Furs principals Richard and Tim Butler in their mid-’90s band Love Spit Love. It can be pre-ordered now via Amazon.com.
The album will be the Furs’ first in nearly three decades, since the 1991 release of World Outside, which spawned the modern-rock radio hit “Until She Comes.” And it’s long been in the works: Butler and his brother Tim, the band’s bassist, have been talking in interviews about recording a new Psychedelic Furs album for at least the last six years.
Below, check out the band’s statement on the delay and hear the first two tracks released off the record.
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