Wednesday 14 March 2012
Last seen blowing minds in the late afternoon sun at Laneway 2010, instrumental trio the Dirty Three break cover with Toward the Low Sun, their remarkable new album, and to celebrate make a welcome return to our shores.
"I think we may have cracked it. This may well be the definitive album." - Warren Ellis
There is a certain magic that can only be invoked when Warren Ellis, Mick Turner and Jim White are brought together. There is an energy and a raw excitement evident from the first electrifying opening moments. Toward the Low Sun sounds like a first ever recording, for all their incredible music of the past, the Dirty Three have never seemed more relevant.
"It's a pretty big deal." - Stereogum
"Australian post-rock gods Dirty Three return." - Pitchfork
"Post-rock awesomeness." Rcrdlbl
Toward the Low Sun is released on 5 March, 2012.
Read an interview with Warren Ellis over at Under the Radar.
And stream Toward The Low Sun at NPR.