"Darker, harder": The Presets' third album revealed

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Over four years, a lot of speculation and one long delay after the release of Apocalypso, The Presets have finally confirmed that 2012 will see the release of the duo’s third album.

Shortly after the big news that the homegrown sensations will be headlining Parklife later this year, word came that album number three, titled Pacifica, is locked-in for release on September 14 through Modular. Pacifica is set to feature “ten prismatic, synth-laced songs” (their words) and traverses “both light and shade in energy and emotion” (again, their words). In more digestible language, Bang Gang DJs dude Gus Da Hoodrat described the album to triple j last week as “really, awesomely techno”.

Gus explained that he’d been contacted to do a remix for the one of the duo’s new tracks, and confirmed that last week’s mysterious teaser video for Youth in Trouble is indeed the name of Pacifica ’s lead single. “I love it, it’s right my alley,” he began. “But I’m always shocked when I hear stuff that challenges the pack and isn’t really aimed towards radio. When I listen to it I feel like it’s a lot darker, a lot harder and slightly more challenging.”

With Apocalypso having spawned five giant singles, gone triple platinum and secured the duo the honour of the longest ARIA charting Australian single ever with My People sitting pretty for a whopping 75 weeks, Pacifica has a lot to live up to. Reckon it’ll stack up?

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mlirosi

mlirosi said on the 19th Jun, 2012

the greatest news in the history of news.

mlirosi

mlirosi said on the 19th Jun, 2012

I am aware of fuzzys sideshow lockdown however since The presets will be doing the parklife tour for the release of their new album does this mean there might be the chance of a sideshow?

calculord

calculord said on the 19th Jun, 2012

approved for use by children under the age of ten

thunderbot

thunderbot said on the 19th Jun, 2012

With The Presets headlining Parklife I think your chances of a sideshow are slim to none, just quietly.

josh_goods

josh_goods said on the 19th Jun, 2012

if 'Gus Da Hoodrat' is genuinely shocked when he hears stuff that 'isn%u2019t really aimed towards radio,' then he is a retard. god knows what he considers 'really, awesomely techno'

mlirosi

mlirosi said on the 19th Jun, 2012

i hate josh goods too...you were adopted

lawlietskyy

lawlietskyy said on the 19th Jun, 2012

mlirosi is known to always support sh*t music and sh*t acts - Im sure you will be lining up with you camera to get shots of The 'queen of techno' Paris Hilton when she's here.

However i do agree josh_goods was adopted.

mlirosi

mlirosi said on the 19th Jun, 2012

Yer like I will be able to take photos when paris Hilton is performing%u2026I will be so entranced by the boundary pushing euphoric sounds I anticipate her to produce I will spend the entire set in pure amazement

robbz_69

robbz_69 said on the 20th Jun, 2012

yewww.... can't wait! was listening to apocolypso a few months back and since not listening to it for a year or so, i'd forgotten how much of a quality album it was!

oliversphotos

oliversphotos said on the 21st Jun, 2012

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