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15-09 Preview of NCC’s new album ‘Electric Monkey Sessions 2’

Surprise! Here’s the song Machu Picchu, a preview of the upcoming album Electric Monkey Sessions 2, which will be released on the 24th of November. Once again the band members of New Cool Collective went to the Electric Monkey studio in Amsterdam, with the idea of creating an even more raw and analog sound. The album tour starts on the 29th of November in Paradiso Noord.

The recordings took place in the purest form: with all the band members in one room, only a couple of microphones, a couple of takes, directly recorded on tape. The analog space dubs from the owner/engineer Kasper Frenkel complete the vintage atmosphere. The result is a very versatile album with a stubborn psychedelic cumbia vibe.

Next year the band members will celebrate their 25-year anniversary, but before that, this nineteenth album of the eight-headed band will be released as a follow up of their very successful and praised album: Electric Monkey Sessions, which was released in 2014.

New Cool Collective:

“Remembering the vibe of our Electric Monkey Sessions recordings in 2014 we just had to go back to that same place and it’s owner, engineer Kasper Frenkel.

Again, the eight of us, all in the same room, bouncing off each other, while Kasper captures the moment, adding a bit of extra flavour with his Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry style dub set-up. Old school recording, a couple of takes for each song, some even straight to tape, no overdubs (well, hardly any…).

We’re excited! We’re proud of this album and anxious to play the tracks live. 

New song and album pre-order
The song ‘Machu Picchu’ is now available on all digital platforms. The album can be pre-ordered both digital and physical, on cd and limited edition colored vinyl.

Tour dates

2017                                                                         
29/11 Paradiso Noord, Amsterdam
01/12 De Victorie, Alkmaar
02/12 Gebouw-T, Bergen op Zoom
15/12 Hedon, Zwolle
16/12 Mezz, Breda
20/12 TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht
21/12 Gebr. De Nobel, Leiden
22/12 Bibelot, Dordrecht
23/12 ECI Cultuurfabriek, Roermond
28/12 LantarenVenster, Rotterdam
29/12 Oosterpoort,Groningen
30/12 Fluor, Amersfoort
2018
05/01 Luxor Live, Arnhem
06/01 Doornroosje, Nijmegen
11/01 Willem Twee, Den Bosch
12/01 De Spot, Middelburg
13/01 Underground, Lelystad
19/01 Grenswerk, Venlo
25/01 013, Tilburg
26/01 Burgerweeshuis, Deventer
27/01 Paard van Troje, Den Haag
02/02 Neushoorn, Leeuwarden
03/02 Patronaat, Haarlem

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