According to Billboard, Elbow has hooked up with Geffen for a U.S. release of The Seldom Seen Kid, due out April 22. A single for One Day Like This will be available digitally on March 18.
The band will follow with some tour dates, with a May 9 date in Los Angeles the closest they will get to Phoenix:
April 26: New York (Webster Hall).
April 27: Washington, D.C. (Sixth & I Historic Synagogue).
April 29: Chicago (Park West).
April 30: Minneapolis (Fine Line).
May 8: San Francisco (Bimbo’s 365).
May 9: Los Angeles (Avalon).
Twisted Ear has singer Guy Garvey’s track-by-track breakdown of the record.
You can also go to theseldomseenkid.com to hear a new song (Audience With the Pope) by clicking the cubes to, as Elbow puts it, “build the tune track-by-track until the full glory of the song is revealed.” Or you can just furiously press your mouse button all over the screen like I did.
In case you missed it, here’s a radio rip I recorded of Grounds for Divorce.
- Elbow | Grounds for Divorce (radio rip via BBC)
And here’s a video of Elbow performing said song on Jonathan Ross’ show: