Still flush from the news that they’ll be headlining Parklife 2012, The Presets also recently announced their third album, Pacifica, the highly-anticipated follow-up to 2008′s Apocalypso. First teasing its existence with a tantalising trailer of acid-fried visuals with the tagline ‘Youth In Trouble’.
We now know that it is in fact the name of the first single of the album with the release this morning of a video clip of the track. The slowly swelling, six-and-a-half minute groove is accompanied by similarly pyschedelic visuals, created and directed by New York visual artist Yoshi Sodeoka. (The very same Sodeoka who’s been putting together the ‘visual vignettes’ for Yesayer’s “Henrietta” & “Longevity”)
The Presets are also releasing remixes of ‘Youth In Trouble’ by Green Velvet, Alex Metric, plus The Finger Prince & Light Year – which will all be made available to purchase via iTunes.
The sound of “Youth In Trouble” is an indication of Julian Hamilton and Kim Moyes’ new musical direction, which they told Triple J was “a lot darker, a lot harder and slightly more challenging.” It also marks the duo’s first new material since 2008’s Apocalypso stormed the charts and minds of people all over the globe.
Due September 14 on Modular Recordings, Pacifica is set to feature “ten prismatic, synth-laced songs” that will see the pair once again boldly venture into new, uncharted musical territories. The album was self-produced by Hamilton and Moyes and mixed in Los Angeles with Tony Hoffer.
Pre-orders for The Presets’ third are also available right now. Available in your standard issue CD, vinyl and mp3 variations, but will also be available in a Limited Edition Deluxe version with strictly 1,500 copies to be produced worldwide. Housed in a 12” case with a lenticular cover, the Deluxe version will also include a hardcover book with expanded artwork, liner notes and a lithograph signed and numbered by Moyes and Hamilton.
While you decide if you want to pony up for the collector’s edition, take a sensory (re: retina-burning) trip and watch/listen to The Presets’ new single “Youth In Trouble” below:Write a Letter to the Editor