The legends Depeche Mode are back with a brand new LP, supposedly due out in Spring 2017.
Recorded in Santa Barbera and New York, produced by James Ford of Simian Mobile Disco and featuring synthesizer programming by techno heavyweight Matrixxman, Spirit has just been announced at Depeche Mode’s Milan press conference. The samples they played sound highly modern, skirting the line between massive bass, blues-leaning melancholy and the synthetic pop they helped pioneer.
It will almost assuredly be a huge deal—in case you didn’t realize, Depeche fans are rabid.
The group will also be embarking on a 2017 tour titled Global Spirit. The tour will span 32 shows in 21 stadiums, with tickets to go on sale this week. Full dates to come.