Four Tet Receives Nobel Peace Prize for Announcing New Album, Tour Details, Merely Existing… Oops, I Mean for “His Extraordinary Efforts to Strengthen International Diplomacy and Cooperation Between Peoples”

Has it really been four long years since we were blessed with Four Tet's last firewhirl foray into adventurous sound? Despite the lag in releases, Kieran Hebden doesn't seem to ever be out of sight or mind and is as hand-cuffed as anyone else in the public eye to celebrity trappings: fake twitter posts attributed to him, hot and cold running remix requests, house burglaries. Since Everything Ecstatic (TMT Review), Hebden has dabbled in explorative collaborations with Steve Reid, has curated a DJ-Kicks album, and has issued a couple of numbers of short-run, blink-and-you'll-miss-'em singles, but his next album proper, There Is Love in You, will be released as Four Tet and is available January 26 on long-standing label Domino.

Given his predilection for tangential walks outside you would think that forecasting forthcoming Four Tet sounds would be like attempting to predict the weather. Sure, you may come close, but there is a chance you may get caught in a torrential icestorm wearing a speedo and sun visor. Luckily, foretelling the future of Four Tet is more like predicting the weather in Hawaii. You might not know exactly what is in store but you know it will be aesthetically pleasing, will throw you for a great loop, and will be damned good. Musical meteorologists can judge the worth of There Is Love in You for themselves in the form of the 9-minute drone-loop-bliss "Love Cry" single which is out now in limited numbers in the U.K., can be heard on Hebden's MySpace page, and will be issued in the U.S. as a 12-inch single on December 8. "Our Bells" blows in on the B-side.

There is love in these song titles:

1. Angel Echoes
2. Love Cry
3. Circling
4. Pablo's Heart
5. Sing
6. This Unfolds
7. Reversing
8. Plastic People
9. She Just Likes to Fight

There is also love in these tourdates:
11.19.09 - Utrecht, Netherlands - Tivoli de Helling $
11.20.09 - Nijmegen, Netherlands - Merelyn $
12.11.09 - London, England - Plastic People $
02.12.10 - London, England - The Dome %
02.17.10 - New York, NY – Le Poisson Rouge #
02.18.10 - Cambridge, MA – Middle East Downstairs #
02.19.10 - Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle #
02.20.10 - Austin, TX – The Mohawk #
02.23.10 - Seattle, WA – Chop Suey #
02.24.10 - Vancouver, BC – Biltmore Cabaret #
02.25.10 - Portland, OR – Doug Fir #
02.26.10 - San Francisco, CA – The Independent #
02.27.10 - Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex #
03.11.10 - Manchester, England - Club Academy
03.12.10 - Leeds, England - TJs
03.13.10 - Edinburgh, Scotland - Bongo Club
03.18.10 - Brighton, England - Concorde 2
03.19.10 - Birmingham, England - Custard Factory
03.20.10 - Bristol, England - Fiddlers

$ DJ set

% Joy Orbison

# Nathan Fake

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