Jamie Reynolds, Simon Taylor, and James Righton (a.k.a. Klaxons) are on the verge of showing their stateside fan base that they’re more than the tip of an ambiguous iceberg dubbed new rave by releasing their full-length, Myths of the Near Future. But given that every year the British seem to have a new musical darling, there’s plenty to prove. Perhaps the most important thing is that they are more than a beacon for the new rave amalgam.
Klaxons bring to the table a sense that anything is fair game. Lyrically, their influences and content ranges from the fractured narratives of William Burroughs to the occult writings and thoughts of Aleister Crowley. Musically, they’re anywhere and everywhere, thriving on their own referentiality. There’s even a cover of Grace’s rave classic “It’s Not Over Yet” near the end of the record, a curveball that solidifies non-identification as their identity. But amidst all the glow sticks and neon yellows of new rave, Klaxons are an interesting and darker pastiche, something like danceable neon black.
Myths of the Near Future is out March 27, 2007 on DGC.
1. Two Receivers
2. Atlantis to Interzone
3. Golden Skans
4. Totem On The Timeline
5. As Above, So Below
6. Isle Of Her
7. Gravity's Rainbow
8. Forgotten Works
10. It's Not Over Yet
11. Four Horsemen Of 2012
In early April, Klaxons get on the North American road to support the album.
04/08 Toronto, Ontario: Lee's Palace
04/10 New York, NY: Bowery Ballroom
04/11 Boston, MA: Great Scott
04/13 Brooklyn, NY: Studio B
04/14 Philadelphia, PA: Transit
04/16 Chicago, IL: Schubas
04/17 Minneapolis, MN: 7th Street Entry
04/19 Denver, CO: Larimer Lounge
04/22 Vancouver, British Columbia: Richard's on Richards
04/23 Seattle, WA: Crocodile Café
04/24 Portland, OR: Dante's
04/26 San Francisco, CA: Popscene
04/29 Indio, CA: Empire Polo Field (Coachella)