Massive Attack to release new EP, 'Atlas Air'
Friday 10 September 2010
British trip-hop duo Massive Attack follows its long-awaited
Heligoland with a limited-edition EP - and it's all for a good cause. The album supports a charitable organization, War Child, and is expected to be available in November 2010.
On September 9, Massive Attack blogged on their website that the new album, Atlas Air, will feature a short film by director Edouard Salier and a remix by British artist Tim Goldsworthy, who collaborated with the pair on their last album. Plus fans can expect to hear a new version of the 2007 "Redlight," with vocals by Elbow's Guy Garvey and a remix by Warp artist Clark. The EP will be available digitally and as a limited edition 12-inch of 1,000 copies, featuring a screen-printed sleeve by Massive's own Robert Del Naja.
Atlas Air marks the 15th anniversary of the legendary Help album, which brought Massive Attack together with the likes of Oasis, Blur, P.J Harvey, Radiohead, and other major British artists in support of War Child, a nonprofit organization that helps child victims of war. As with Help, all proceeds from Atlas Air will go toward the organization. Massive Attack is also planning a live benefit show in London at the end of November to support War Child. Exact dates have yet to be announced.
Heligoland, released in February 2010, was the group's first new LP since 2003's 100th Window. The album, which includes the single "Paradise Circus," features guest vocals from Damon Albarn, Hope Sandoval, Martina Topley-Bird, and Tunde Adebimpe. It became a top-ten album in more than a dozen countries.
Massive Attack is launching its international tour on September 11 at Bestival, on the UK's Isle of Wight. New show dates have just been announced in Russia, Germany, France, and Spain, followed by a North American tour from October 15 through November 7.
For more information on the upcoming EP, tour, or tickets, visit www.massiveattack.com
To stream the original 1995 Help album and learn more about War Child, visit http://www.warchild.org.uk/news/massive-attack-release-atlas-air-ep-for-war-child
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