The Chemical Brothers have unveiled additional details of their new album, "Push the Button," due Jan. 25 via Astralwerks.
The Chemical Brothers have unveiled additional details of their new album, "Push the Button," due Jan. 25 via Astralwerks. In addition to a previously announced guest turn from rapper Q-Tip on the single "Galvanize," the 11-track set features Charlatans frontman Tim Burgess on "The Boxer" and Mos Def's brother, Anwar Superstar, on the hip-hop leaning "Left Right."
Bloc Party vocalist Kele Okereke appears on the frantic "Believe," while up-and-coming U.K. sibling act the Magic Numbers are heard on the psychedelic hymn "Close Your Eyes." Other highlights include the ominous "Hold Tight London," which sports a bass line akin to Tortoise or Can, and closer "Surface to Air," a smile-inducing, seven-minute instrumental with a pulsating synth melody.
The Chemical Brothers have begun lining up appearances in conjunction with "Push the Button," including a New Year's Eve gig at Turnmills in London and a Feb. 11-12 stand in Tokyo. As previously reported, the duo is also confirmed for the annual Big Day Out festival tour of Australia and New Zealand, which kicks off Jan. 21 in Auckland.
Here is the track list for "Push the Button":
"Hold Tight London"
"The Big Jump"
"Close Your Eyes"
"Shake Bounce Break"
"Surface to Air"