New Material From Boards of Canada

Screen shot 2013-05-05 at 6.34.50 PMBest known for their cult, ambient classic, Music Has The Right To Children, Boards of Canada have teetered on the brink of un-existence since The Campfire Headphase, their last full-length release in 2005. The duo, made up of Michael Sandison and Marcus Eoin, formed in 1986 and released their first EP, Catalog 3, in the summer of 1987. Since then they have released a handful of EPs and albums up until the aforementioned, The Campfire Headphase. However, 2013 has, so far, been the year of dream comebacks with David Bowie, My Bloody Valentine, Suede, Daft Punk, Justin Timberlake, Destiny’s Child, Neutral Milk Hotel… Well, its been a doozy of a year for music and now Boards of Canada are looking to jump into the mix.

Starting with a mysterious Record Store Day release, Boards of Canada slowly built up anticipation amongst their fans to a fever pitch by releasing cryptic videos and audio clips through BBC Radio 1, NPR, Adult Swim, and various fansites. These clips contained parts of a numerical password that could be entered into their website to reveal Tomorrow’s Harvest, Boards of Canada’s first release since 2005. Along with the album title and artwork, seventeen track titles were revealed along with a release date: June 10th.

Meanwhile, the aforementioned vinyl released on Record Store Day is currently up for auction on eBay for a whooping $5,600. The auctioneer wrote this in the item’s description: “Now, as much as this record means to me, I’m just a college kid getting ready to graduate and move abroad and am in serious need of money, thus, as hard as it is to let this record go nothing will erase the experience of pursuing the answer this record made me ask, and moreover the satisfaction of having that question answered by the hard work of my fellow nerds (new album, yay!). My thanks to the highest bidder for helping me start out on my own, and to the web community at large for making these last two weeks so incredibly memorable. new album June 10!!! hurray!”

By Stevie Dunbar

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