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Free Your Mind is the forth studio album by Australian band Cut Copy and it's out November 5 via Loma Vista/Modular.

Free Your Mind:

01 (Intro)
02 Free Your Mind
03 We Are Explorers
04 Let Me Show You Love
05 (into the desert)
06 Footsteps
07 In Memory Capsule
08 (above the city)
09 Dark Corners & Mountain Tops
10 Meet Me in a House of Love
11 Take Me Higher
12 (the waves)
13 Walking in the Sky
14 Mantra

Bee OK, Thursday, 19 September 2013 01:38 (four years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99eH2iJHVEQ

Bee OK, Thursday, 19 September 2013 01:38 (four years ago) Permalink

or fourth rather, i hate it when i go too fast. i hope this is better than Zonoscope.

Bee OK, Thursday, 19 September 2013 01:43 (four years ago) Permalink

Neither of the new songs is grabbing me much but I have high hopes nonetheless, yet to release a truly disappointing album.

boxedjoy, Friday, 20 September 2013 18:47 (four years ago) Permalink

Man, early 90s baggy shit is really back now huh?

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Friday, 20 September 2013 19:35 (four years ago) Permalink

Can't wait for mid-90s handbag shit

boxedjoy, Friday, 20 September 2013 19:53 (four years ago) Permalink

you are right i liked Zonoscope but didn't love it like i did the first two.

xxpost

Bee OK, Saturday, 21 September 2013 02:05 (four years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

free your photoshop gradients

The Miracle of the Jimmy Smits (King Boy Pato), Friday, 25 October 2013 07:37 (three years ago) Permalink

There doesn't seem to be any hype at all for this. I'm looking forward to giving it a listen but for some reason my hopes aren't that high.

Have been playing In Ghost Colours a lot of the last couple of months. I wouldn't really change a single thing about that album. Still have a lot of time for Zonoscope but it's not in the same league.

Kitchen Person, Friday, 25 October 2013 15:52 (three years ago) Permalink

I was worried when the band said the new album would be a tribute to the two "Summer of Love"s. The pesudo-psychedelic stuff on the last album was not its strong suit. That said, while "In Ghost Colours" is one of my all-time faves, the last one holds a lot of pleasant surprised when I put it on. I like the longer tracks, for one.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 25 October 2013 16:14 (three years ago) Permalink

feelin this

johnny crunch, Saturday, 26 October 2013 00:12 (three years ago) Permalink

ok after one listen this is miles better than Zonoscope

Number None, Saturday, 26 October 2013 11:22 (three years ago) Permalink

I like this. I really appreciate its Primal Scream/Orb-isms.

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 26 October 2013 13:20 (three years ago) Permalink

feel like zonoscope is a little underrated / underappreciated. or, maybe more accurately, the recipient of unwarranted hate

re: this new one - seems like good stuff. "meet me in the house of love" bangs

monotony, Saturday, 26 October 2013 14:07 (three years ago) Permalink

In Ghost Colours blew me away, probably my favorite of the decade looking back. The first listen to Zonoscope was a little underwhelming, but it grew on me big time. Now I love most of the songs. I'll probably wait for the official release to listen to FYM since I already have a massive backlog of albums I need to check out.

Rod Steel (musicfanatic), Saturday, 26 October 2013 14:26 (three years ago) Permalink

did people care enough either way to 'hate' zonoscope? it was just so easy to not care about in any way

dyl, Saturday, 26 October 2013 16:08 (three years ago) Permalink

anyway i will listen to this eventually

dyl, Saturday, 26 October 2013 16:08 (three years ago) Permalink

I think the only sense that people "hated" Zonoscope was sort of the same way people "hated" "Republic." Sure, compared to "Technique" ...

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 26 October 2013 16:30 (three years ago) Permalink

The New Order comparison is a good one. In Ghost Colours really is a perfect album whereas Zonoscope is just a good one. It certainly didn't help that they released Where I'm Going as the lead single which is probably my least favourite song they've done. Need You Now, Pharaohs & Pyramids, Alisa and Hanging Onto Every Heartbeat are up there with the best songs on In Ghost Colours.

New one sounds really good so far. Kind of surprised they went with a winter release as it sounds like a great summer album to me.

Kitchen Person, Saturday, 26 October 2013 21:31 (three years ago) Permalink

It'll be summer in Australia soon

Number None, Saturday, 26 October 2013 21:39 (three years ago) Permalink

Good point. Wish it had come out last year when I was traveling there around this time.

Kitchen Person, Saturday, 26 October 2013 21:51 (three years ago) Permalink

It's been around 35° in my part of Australia lately, allegedly

ͼѾͽ (sic), Sunday, 27 October 2013 02:15 (three years ago) Permalink

oh, this being 3/4s as nice as in ghost colours would stave off seasonal affected disorder here in the north, hope it's good.

everything on layaway (Hunt3r), Sunday, 27 October 2013 02:57 (three years ago) Permalink

"affective"

everything on layaway (Hunt3r), Sunday, 27 October 2013 02:58 (three years ago) Permalink

no way on hell In Ghost Colours is as good as Technique. IGC has one great song ("So Haunted"), two good ones, and okay atmospheres.

the objections to Drake from non-REAL HIPHOP people (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 27 October 2013 02:59 (three years ago) Permalink

1st album >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

brimstead, Sunday, 27 October 2013 03:00 (three years ago) Permalink

xpost "In Ghost Colours" is nowhere near as good as "Technique," but it's a lot better than you give it credit for (3 good songs!?).

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 27 October 2013 05:31 (three years ago) Permalink

so haunted probably wouldn't even be top 5 on IGC for me

monotony, Sunday, 27 October 2013 09:13 (three years ago) Permalink

1st album >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

true, I Thought Of Numbers is still best

ͼѾͽ (sic), Sunday, 27 October 2013 10:15 (three years ago) Permalink

SATURDAYS

brimstead, Sunday, 27 October 2013 23:32 (three years ago) Permalink

i mean, SATURDAYS

brimstead, Sunday, 27 October 2013 23:36 (three years ago) Permalink

It's been around 35° in my part of Australia lately, allegedly

so hot that it's on FIRE

not something that you wanna dance to, however

The Miracle of the Jimmy Smits (King Boy Pato), Monday, 28 October 2013 09:51 (three years ago) Permalink

I stopped listening to this about twenty seconds into the first track in protest at the fact that anyone could think that was an acceptable way to sing the first line on album.

Matt DC, Monday, 4 November 2013 20:42 (three years ago) Permalink

lmao

flopson, Monday, 4 November 2013 22:11 (three years ago) Permalink

otm

the objections to Drake from non-REAL HIPHOP people (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 4 November 2013 22:12 (three years ago) Permalink

I quite like the way he sings that. He's pretty good at his musical impressions on their opening songs (Andy Mccluskey on Need You Now, Brett Anderson on Feel the Love) Here he's just doing an excellent Bobby Gillespie one.

Really like this album a lot and probably prefer it to Zonoscope on the whole. They've kind of become one of my favourite bands around now.

Also saying Ghost Colours only had 3 good songs on it is crazy talk. There isn't a bad song on there, I checked just yesterday. Obviously it isn't as good as Technique (second best album ever made) but it sounds like a classic album to me, probably in my 67 albums ever or thereabouts.

Kitchen Person, Tuesday, 5 November 2013 05:26 (three years ago) Permalink

Played this twice today. It's much better than Zonoscope, not quite as amazing as In Ghost Colours, but still pretty damn good. Can't wait to hear it again tomorrow.

brotherlovesdub, Tuesday, 5 November 2013 05:47 (three years ago) Permalink

i am enjoying this but the straight rips of the orb on "into the desert," or the 808 state loon calls on "footsteps" are maybe too much?

we're not gonna listen to indie crap like joel monet, ok? (Hunt3r), Tuesday, 5 November 2013 07:44 (three years ago) Permalink

I will give this another go but I heard that first line and thought "ah can I be arsed with this right now?"

Matt DC, Tuesday, 5 November 2013 09:28 (three years ago) Permalink

mate this is some cool music to drop mad eckies to, a++++++

The Miracle of the Jimmy Smits (King Boy Pato), Thursday, 7 November 2013 10:47 (three years ago) Permalink

Love this album now. Each play digs in deeper. The 90s techno references are exactly the point so yes, the 808 State, Orb and 92era rave/hardcore style samples are part of the charm. The lyrics contribute to that vibe.

brotherlovesdub, Thursday, 7 November 2013 16:32 (three years ago) Permalink

lol Matt, listening to this now and you definitely need high tolerance for Wee Boabbie and all his works!

I like to think I have learnt a thing or two about music (Neil S), Thursday, 7 November 2013 16:35 (three years ago) Permalink

Did you ever anticipate going out after work all night, catch the free bus from Trafalgar Square to Club UK, stand in line in the freezing cold, start to come up when you heard the bass while walking up the stairs to get in, lose yourself in a sea of people, watch aliens shoot laser pistols, think the world would be better if everyone could feel like this…then grow old, settle down but never forget the good old days? That's Meet Me At The House of Love.

brotherlovesdub, Thursday, 7 November 2013 17:07 (three years ago) Permalink

lol Matt, listening to this now and you definitely need high tolerance for Wee Boabbie and all his works!

Yeah but on the good Primal Scream records (including Screamadelica, which is the one that matters here) Bobby G's voice is fine. Cut Copy dude can actually hit a note and imitating the shit Bobby Gillespie is the worst kind of empty pastiche.

Matt DC, Friday, 8 November 2013 10:04 (three years ago) Permalink

the album gets better as it goes along IMO, but yes off-key Bobby impressions are a strange way to start, I agree

I like to think I have learnt a thing or two about music (Neil S), Friday, 8 November 2013 10:09 (three years ago) Permalink

I listened to this last night and a lot of it felt almost too on-the-nose, a bit too "let's be euphoric now!" As far as Aussie throwbacks doing early 90s hedonism go, I think I prefer the Jagwar Ma album.

Matt DC, Friday, 8 November 2013 10:16 (three years ago) Permalink

that record also has a Madchester Rave On feel to it. I wonder why Aussies like baggy all of a sudden?

I like to think I have learnt a thing or two about music (Neil S), Friday, 8 November 2013 10:19 (three years ago) Permalink

I'm always amazed at what the band does and does not play from its new album live. Last time it was "Blink and You'll Miss a Revolution." This time it's "Footsteps." I can't tell if it's a matter of not taking the easy road or simply not recognizing your strengths. Anyway, group was awesome as usual last night.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 15 November 2013 14:14 (three years ago) Permalink

Hated Zonoscope immediately, this one is growing on me. If I can stop cycling endlessly through MIA and CREEP I will probably grow to love it.

smoking, drinking, cracking and showing the MIDDLE FINGER (DJP), Friday, 15 November 2013 14:16 (three years ago) Permalink

I really can't see how anyone could hate "Zonoscope." I was listening to it yesterday and it was even better than I remembered, and tracks from that album really soared last night.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 15 November 2013 14:18 (three years ago) Permalink

I should try again but my first impression of Zonoscope was that they removed all of the pop-mode Severed Heads pastiche that made me fall in love with the first album and replaced it with bags of shit

smoking, drinking, cracking and showing the MIDDLE FINGER (DJP), Friday, 15 November 2013 14:56 (three years ago) Permalink

Well, no one likes bags of shit, I'll give you that.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 15 November 2013 15:02 (three years ago) Permalink

It's easy to hate Zonoscope if the dude's ridiculous singing doesn't make you laugh compulsively.

the objections to Drake from non-REAL HIPHOP people (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 15 November 2013 15:03 (three years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I love his earnest goof vox.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 15 November 2013 15:06 (three years ago) Permalink

I was trying to give Zonoscope a fair relisten but I just got to "Where I'm Going" and I honestly just can't

smoking, drinking, cracking and showing the MIDDLE FINGER (DJP), Friday, 15 November 2013 15:21 (three years ago) Permalink

where are you going?

the objections to Drake from non-REAL HIPHOP people (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 15 November 2013 15:22 (three years ago) Permalink

I'm going to put Free Your Mind back on

guitar is coffee (DJP), Friday, 15 November 2013 15:24 (three years ago) Permalink

i like zonoscope.

rap steve gadd (D-40), Friday, 15 November 2013 16:21 (three years ago) Permalink

Yeah, just skip Where I'm Going, for heaven's sake. The rest is great.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 15 November 2013 16:25 (three years ago) Permalink

Yeah Where I'm Going is big bullshit but the rest is so good. Hanging Onto Every Heartbeat and Alisa are the two highlights for me.

Kitchen Person, Friday, 15 November 2013 18:44 (three years ago) Permalink

where i'm going is fine if a bit derivative

rap steve gadd (D-40), Tuesday, 26 November 2013 15:04 (three years ago) Permalink

so yeah, this album is pretty excellent

take note, The Rapture

SHAUN (DJP), Monday, 9 December 2013 22:05 (three years ago) Permalink

six months pass...

Deluxe Reissue out on July 18th

at LAST

rage against martin sheen (sic), Friday, 20 June 2014 02:07 (three years ago) Permalink

I got the vinyl for Christmas but didn't get round to playing it until last month. Had no idea that the vinyl was going to look so cool. https://cutcopy.gomerch.com/products/free-your-mind-vinyl

So yeah, won't be rushing out to buy a deluxe edition as much as I like this album.

Seeing them live for the first time next Wednesday. Should be a great gig as Classixx are supporting.

Kitchen Person, Friday, 20 June 2014 02:40 (three years ago) Permalink

cut copy live has generally always been a v good time

haven't seen them since 2011, however

ginuwine's cousin (monotony), Friday, 20 June 2014 02:55 (three years ago) Permalink

Cut Copy live are brilliant, saw them at Optimo around the time of In Ghost Colours and it was such a sweaty, euphoric vibe.

boxedjoy, Friday, 20 June 2014 11:05 (three years ago) Permalink

My friend saw them in London a couple of months ago and said it was like a big party. He also said there were a lot of Australians and he was surprised how old they looked.

I'm listening to Free Your Mind right now. Think this was one of last years most underrated albums.

Kitchen Person, Friday, 20 June 2014 14:05 (three years ago) Permalink

I don't think I've seen them live since 2007, but they used to be really good!

MikoMcha, Saturday, 21 June 2014 14:17 (three years ago) Permalink

his vocals live sound horrible but yeah it's a really positive environment and really fun

een, Saturday, 21 June 2014 14:43 (three years ago) Permalink

These guys were so great live. I can't remember the last time I danced that much at a gig. The new stuff sounded really so good but the In Ghost Colours songs were the main highlights. I always thought Lights & Music was one of the lesser songs on there and could never understand why it was a single but it sounded like an anthem. Hearts on Fire sounded huge and got the best reaction of the night. They ended with Need You Now which was just perfect. Even Where I'm Going sounded good. My only complaint is they didn't do Far Away but apart from that it was just such a great atmosphere and a great night.

Kitchen Person, Friday, 27 June 2014 16:18 (three years ago) Permalink

I should have said great more in that review.

Kitchen Person, Friday, 27 June 2014 16:24 (three years ago) Permalink

Did they play "Out There On The Ice"? That's the main song I really want to hear live from them.

Star Gentle Uterus (DJP), Friday, 27 June 2014 16:29 (three years ago) Permalink

Yes they did. It was one of many highlights.

http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/cut-copy/2014/first-avenue-minneapolis-mn-4bc1b756.html

Kitchen Person, Friday, 27 June 2014 18:20 (three years ago) Permalink

six months pass...

Mentioned on another thread somewhere - reposting here as it's great:
https://soundcloud.com/cuttersrecords/cut-copy-presents-oceans-apart-full-continuous-dj-mix

Spencer Chow, Sunday, 4 January 2015 23:58 (two years ago) Permalink

Yes, one of my favourite mixes of last year.

Tim F, Monday, 5 January 2015 02:10 (two years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

Anyone heard this?

@cutcopy Oct 3

January Tape, 40 minutes of ambient music available on limited edition cassette. Preview a full track at http://cutcopy.net

groovypanda, Tuesday, 4 October 2016 19:12 (one year ago) Permalink

nine months pass...

Their new single is lovely.

https://cutcopy.lnk.to/airborne

kitchen person, Tuesday, 18 July 2017 23:33 (three months ago) Permalink

I was just thinking last week we're due a new Cut Copy album.

Rod Steel (musicfanatic), Tuesday, 18 July 2017 23:41 (three months ago) Permalink

They just a played by here last night week or so, at a fest. Heard they were great. Love the last three, lots.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 19 July 2017 00:45 (three months ago) Permalink

They were so good when I saw them just over three years ago. It was like a big party. I hope they announce a new album soon, they're very consistent.

kitchen person, Wednesday, 19 July 2017 01:17 (three months ago) Permalink

What do you know:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3PbqVq_9O8

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 20 July 2017 13:55 (three months ago) Permalink

I wish the outro went on for longer. It sounds like it's building to something but fades out too early.

kitchen person, Thursday, 20 July 2017 14:31 (three months ago) Permalink

Could be an outlier, too, like "Where I'm Going."

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 20 July 2017 14:33 (three months ago) Permalink

And if not, I like the idea of Cut Copy cycling through various dance idioms. New Order, Summer of Love, Chicago house, now Chic ...

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 20 July 2017 14:38 (three months ago) Permalink

would bet good money that the track that follows this on the album is an all-time banger

boxedjoy, Thursday, 20 July 2017 15:31 (three months ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

Listen to "Standing In The Middle Of The Field" taken from our forthcoming album "Haiku From Zero" now.https://t.co/GzgCRxiEaf

— cut copy (@cutcopy) August 10, 2017

groovypanda, Thursday, 10 August 2017 19:53 (two months ago) Permalink

A new album so soon!

kitchen person, Thursday, 10 August 2017 23:22 (two months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Album now streaming over on npr:

http://www.npr.org/2017/09/14/550445276/first-listen-cut-copy-haiku-from-zero

groovypanda, Thursday, 14 September 2017 11:36 (one month ago) Permalink

This album is just what I needed today. Love these guys so much.

kitchen person, Thursday, 14 September 2017 21:57 (one month ago) Permalink

"Standing in the Middle of a Field," which sounds like a synth-pop spin on early '80s Brian Eno.

Huh? Like, "On Land?" I don't get this. Anyway, super excited about this album, and surprised to learn that Astralwerks is still a label.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 15 September 2017 15:56 (one month ago) Permalink


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