MUSIC NEWS- Paul Weller recently announced the release of Saturns Pattern is Weller's first album release through both Parlophone Records in the UK (May 11th) and on Warner Bros. Records in the USA (May 12, 2015).
The new album was recorded in Weller's own Black Barn Studio and produced by Jan "Stan" Kybert (Oasis, Bjork, Massive Attack, etc.). Weller and Kybert have worked together extensively in the past on albums such as Sonik Kicks (2012), As Is Now (2005), Studio 150 (2004) and Illumination (2002). Saturns Pattern will be available in a variety of formats: Standard CD, Deluxe CD/DVD set, vinyl album, and Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set with CD/DVD/vinyl album. The digital formats will be available in standard and deluxe editions with the deluxe edition featuring previously unreleased bonus tracks. iTunes versions are exclusively mastered.
Check our his White Sky video, below.
Saturns Pattern is comprised of a strong nine song cycle of futuristic sounds and styles. Drums were recorded by Ben Gordelier, keyboards and backing vocals by Andy Crofts both from Weller's band, additional guitar parts were contributed by Steve Cradock (Paul Weller Band, Ocean Colour Scene), Josh McClorey (The Strypes), and Steve Brooks, with whom Weller formed the short-lived original line-up of The Jam in 1972.
Be it heavy, soulful, psychedelic, spiritual or dance-inspired, the end results are consistently propulsive, uplifting and remarkably fresh in a way that you have never quite heard the Modfather before. "It's a little bit of a leap into the unknown really," says Weller. "I don't know where it will take me... It's got a lot of movement to it. I think that's it's going to be a bit of an inspiration to people," he recently quoted in Q Magazine (U.K.).
To promote, Paul Weller will tour the UK and Europe this March and April. He will return for a tour of the east coast and mid-west of the USA in June. Further tour announcements and on-sale information will be confirmed and revealed very shortly. Until then, confirmed North American dates are shown below.
Track listing for Saturns Pattern:
- White Sky
- Saturns Pattern
- Going My Way
- Long Time
- Pick It Up
- I'm Where I Should Be
- In The Car...
- These City Streets
Paul Weller North American Tour 2015 Itinerary-
9 Washington D.C. 9.30 Club
10 Philadelphia, Union Transfer
12 New York City, Terminal 5
13 Boston Paradise Rock Club
14 Clifton Park (Albany), NY Upstate Music Hall
15 Toronto, ONT. Can. Danforth Music Hall
17 Chicago, IL Vic Theatre
18 Indianapolis, IN The Vogue
19 Pittsburgh, PA Mr Smalls Theatre
20 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg