Oxbow Announce New Album ‘Love’s Holiday’, Share Video for New Single ‘1000 Hours’

    Oxbow are back with news of their next album, Love’s Holiday, which is set for release on July 21. Lead single ‘1000 Hours’, the avant-rock group’s first new music in six years, features Roger Joseph Manning Jr (Jellyfish, Beck) and comes with a video directed by John David Levy. Check it out below, and scroll down for the LP’s cover artwork (by Aaron Turner) and tracklist.

    “’1000 Hours’ for the OXBOW completist, 100 percent ties in to our other song 1000, thematically in my mind,” vocalist Eugene Robinson commented in a statement. “But filming the video, given that I just had surgery a few days before felt very much like Mann’s Death in Venice to me. You know where waiting to die never felt more beautiful. Which really feels like the essence of love. Or at least one of them.”

    Guitarist Niko Wenner, who co-produced the record with Joe Chiccarelli, added: “‘1000 Hours’ began life with the bright extroverted feel you hear most, but inevitably the darker introspective mood of the coda and intro emerged. Both qualities are essential to Love’s Holiday. Roger (backing vocals), John (video director), and Joe Chiccarelli (co-producer) all did extraordinary work to heighten these emotions.”

    “The music was chiefly inspired by and written for my family,” Wenner said of Love’s Holiday. “We’ve had two children born and my father died while writing and working on this record. The songs are just a collection of music that I sang to my babies and then wrote guitar parts for and brought to the band as OXBOW songs.”

    Oxbow’s last album was 2017’s Thin Black Duke.

    Love’s Holiday Cover Artwork:

    Love’s Holiday Tracklist:

    1. Dead Ahead
    2. Icy White & Crystalline
    3. Lovely Murk
    4. 1000 Hours
    5. All Gone
    6. The Night the Room Started Burning
    7. ” ”
    8. Million Dollar Weekend
    9. The Second Talk
    10. Gunwale

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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