Pere Ubu releasing new album Carnival of Souls in September, believe it or not inspired by the movie Carnival of Souls

Pere Ubu releasing new album Carnival of Souls in September, believe it or not inspired by the movie Carnival of Souls

I don’t know what’s more exciting: that the legendary Pere Ubu are back, or that they’ve named their album after the gloriously spooky cult B-movie Carnival of Souls. In fact, the video for their new track “Road to Utah” features footage from said movie. What a great movie! What a scary bridge! (Seriously, that bridge is too long. Bridges shouldn’t be that long, am I right? SHORT, MORE MANAGEABLE BRIDGES FOR PREZ 2016.) You can check out the music video right here:

Seriously, what a great movie. But enough about the movie… we’re talking about the album!! The album drops September 8 on Fire Records, and it’s the result of Pere Ubu performing a live score for a screening of the flick at the 2013 East End Film Festival in lovely East London. The vinyl version of the album will include five minute-long “Strychnine Interludes” interspersed throughout the album. The CD version will feature “Brother Ray,” a 12-minute-long track conceived of as a prequel to Nathaniel West’s book Day of the Locust (both up for pre-order here). Because why do we even need any other media anymore when Pere Ubu have thrown so many of Western Civilization’s darkest and finest moments into one beautiful and unnerving album?

Carnival of Souls tracklist:

01. Golden Surf II
02. Strychnine 1 *
03. Drag the River
04. Strychnine 2 *
05. Visions of the Moon
06. Strychnine 3 *
07. Dr Faustus
08. Strychnine 4 *
09. Bus Station
10. Road to Utah
11. Carnival
12. Strychnine 5 *
13. Irene
14. Brother Ray #

* vinyl only
# CD only

• Pere Ubu: http://www.ubuprojex.com
• Fire: http://www.firerecords.com

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