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 SigurÃ°sson (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.)
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. Im Sorry
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