black midi have surprise-released their new album Calvacade 34 hours ahead of its official release. The band debuted their sophomore effort last night via a YouTube livestream, and the album is now available to stream on digital platforms. Listen to the full album below.
Calvacade follows the band’s 2019 debut Schlagenheim. The band had previously previewed half of the 8-track LP, sharing the singles ‘John L’, ‘Despair’, ‘Chondromalacia Patella’, and ‘Slow’. “When you’re listening to the album you can almost imagine all the characters form a sort of cavalcade,” black midi’s Cameron Picton said in a press release. “Each tells their story one by one and as each track ends they overtake you, replaced by the next in line.” Drummer Morgan Simpson added: “Enjoy it, live with it, spend some time living in it.”