The eagerly anticipated follow up to 2004 debut Bright Like Neon Love and 2008’s In Ghost Colours is billed in the press guff as the band’s “most ambitious work yet”.
It continues: “Zonoscope is Cut Copy boiled down to their purest form, a suite of futuristic visions built upon primal rhythm tracks. It is at once their most immediate work to date but also their most sonically exquisite. “Take Me Over” perfectly encapsulates this, its chiming highlife guitars bouncing around tropical percussion reminiscent of an island holiday in a pop song.”
You can check out the album’s excellent artwork above, which has echoes of Bright Like Neon Love in that the New York skyline is a dominant factor (although it is also alarmingly reminiscent to the poster for Hollywood flop 2012).
Lead single “Where I’m Going” is already doing the rounds (see below), and – possibly for the first time ever – one of the comments on YouTube seems to have got it right: “It’s like if the Beatles and the Beach Boys had kids and those kids were a synthpop group from Australia”.
Zonoscope will be released in 2011 on February 4 in Australia, February 7 in the UK and Europe, and February 8 in North America.