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The Magic Numbers return with The Runaway

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    Nearly four years after Those the Brokes, English indie outfit The Magic Numbers will return with their third LP this June.

    Titled The Runaway, the 12-track effort was produced by frontman Romeo Stodart with Valgeir Sigurðsson (Bjork, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy) and mixed by Ben Hillier (Doves, Elbow, Blur). Several of the songs feature string arrangements by the late Robert Kirby, who is best known for his work with Nick Drake and Elvis Costello. The Runaway will mark Kirby’s final project.

    The Magic Numbers have already released one track from the album, “Hurt So Good”, as a free digital download. Listen to it here. Single number one, “The Pulse”, will be available starting April 12th. The album itself will be released in the U.K. on June 7th. (A U.S. release date has not yet been announced.)

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    Ahead of the release, the band will drop a four-track live EP featuring recording from its performance Wiltons Music Hall in London in January.

    Find The Runaway’s tracklist below, as well as dates for The Magic Number’s upcoming U.K. tour.

    The Runaway Tracklist:
    01. The Pulse
    02. Hurt So Good
    03. Why Did You Call?
    04. Once I Had
    05. A Start With No Ending
    06. Throwing My Heart Away
    07. Restless River
    08. Only Seventeen
    09. Sound Of Something
    10. The Song That No One Knows
    11. Dreams Of A Revelation
    12. I’m Sorry

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    The Magic Numbers 2010 Tour Dates:
    04/22 – London, UK @ Pigalle Club
    04/30-05/01 – Murcia, ES @ Estrella Levante SOS 4.8
    06/03 – Leeds, UK @ Irish Centre
    06/04 – Newcastle, UK @ University
    06/05 – Glasgow, UK @ ABC
    06/07 – Manchester, UK @ Academy
    06/08 – Liverpool, UK @ Academy
    06/09 – Bristol, UK @ Leadmill
    06/11 – Bristol, UK @ Anson Rooms
    06/12 – Wolverhampton, UK @ Wulfrun Hall
    06/13 – Cambridge, UK @ Junction
    06/15 – Brighton, UK @ Komedia
    06/16 – Norwich, UK @ Waterfront
    06/17 – London, UK @ Shepherd’s Bush

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