Cut Copy returns with “Airborne” – the band’s first official single in four years. Equal parts guitar jangle, celestial synths and bottom-heavy bassline, the infectious track shifts gears multiple times, balancing images of chaos (“jagged teeth made of glass, rising up”) with the resolute chorus: “That don’t stop me.” The song offers an early glimpse of the new material. The track was produced by Ben Allen (Deerhunter, Animal Collective) and marks Cut Copy’s first release on Astralwerks.
Yesterday, the band’s record label AirDropped an advance sneak peek of “Airborne” in select locations worldwide – including Bedford Avenue Station in New York City and Amoeba Records in Los Angeles – giving nearby iPhone users an early listen to the track. The band gave its first performance of “Airborne” during its June 15 headline show at The Neptune Theatre in Seattle, WA.
Initially a bedroom recording project by frontman Dan Whitford, Cut Copy evolved into a full-fledged band with guitarist Tim Hoey, drummer Mitchell Scott, and bass player Ben Browning. The quartet’s four studio albums include 2011’s Zonoscope and 2013’s Free Your Mind.
Cut Copy – Upcoming Tour Dates
Fall U.S. Dates
9/30 – Darlington, MD @ Luna Lights Festival
10/1 – San Diego, CA @ CRSSED Festival
10/7 – Austin, TX @ Zilker Park – Austin City Limits)
Summer Australian Dates
7/19 – Sydney AUS – The Metro
7/20 – Melbourne. AUS – The Croxton
7/21 – Byron Bay, AUS – Splendour In The Grass Festival