Last night Deadmau5 revelealed a release date for his forthcoming seventh studio album, "While (1<2)," on his official website, reports N.Y.E.D.M.
"While (1<2)," programming code for "to loop indefinitely" or to listen indefinitely, will arrive June 17. The two-disc, 25-track effort follows 2012's "Album Title Goes Here."
Deadmau5 (real name Joel Zimmerman) has been dropping hints about "While (1<2)" for awhile now. In a interview with Rolling Stone last May, he revealed that demo track "Satellite" featured guest vocals from his fiancee Kat Von D; last month, he tweeted that this was the first album that was put together like a cohesive unit as opposed to an assortment of tracks.
its just that its the first album ive ever done that i would even call an album... it's put together like an album. not a compilation.
— deadmau5 (@deadmau5) April 30, 2014
In the same N.Y.E.D.M. post he also said "While (1<2)" would contain “fresh stuff that’s going to attract new fans" and “a couple of tracks that are quite radio-friendly, not even dance music, that [I'm] going to put out as singles." That's the album art below.
The album will be available for ore-order on May 20, whereupon fans will be able to hear first single "Avaritia," originally released as a Seven Sins-themed seven-track EP when Deadmau5 quit Twitter last year.