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The Chemical Brothers and AURORA Embrace Japanese Superheroes in “Eve of Destruction” Video

No Geography Out Now via Astralwerks; Surrender 20th Anniversary Reissue Announced

Jun 10, 2019 The Chemical Brothers
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The Chemical Brothers (Ed Simons and Tom Rowlands) released a new album, No Geography, back in April via Astralwerks. Now they have shared a video for the album’s “Eve of Destruction.” Adam Smith and Marcus Lyall directed the clip, which pays homage to Japanese superheroes and features Power Rangers-like battles between a costumed crime-fighter and various monsters, with the fights all cut expertly to the beat. The song features Norwegian pop singer AURORA, who is also in the video. The song also features Japanese rapper Nene. Watch it below.

The Chemical Brothers have also announced a 20th anniversary edition of their 1999 album Surrender. It’s due out this fall and a press release describes it as such: “The deluxe reissue will feature the original 1999 album with previously unreleased ‘Secret Psychedelic Mixes’ of Surrender album tracks as well as a selection of the remixes from the time and a DVD of restored promo videos and film of their legendary Glastonbury 2000 performance. The first copies preordered will receive an extremely limited pressing of the original Electronic Battle Weapon 3 & 4 on colored 10-inch vinyl. Surrender will be released as 4 12-inch vinyl and 3 CD/1 DVD sets. Full details of the deluxe package, release date, and U.S. pre-order will be announced shortly.”

Last September The Chemical Brothers shared No Geography‘s “Free Yourself” (and in November they shared a video for the song featuring a dance revolution at a robot factory). Then in January they shared another song from the album, “MAH,” via a video for the track. Then in February they shared another new song, “Got to Keep On,” along with a Michel Gondry-directed video for the song. Then they shared another song from it, “We’ve Got to Try,” via a video for the track featuring a dog who is trained to be a Formula 1 racecar driver and then eventually an astronaut. They also shared a remix of “We’ve Got to Try” titled “WGTT15000BPM F1 NEEEUM Mix” that was three seconds long and was touted as “the fastest remix of all time.”

The Chemical Brothers’ last album was 2015’s Born in the Echoes, which was their first album in five years, although in 2016 they shared a brand new song, “C-h-e-m-i-c-a-l,” as well as a video for the song. That song is not on the new album.

The Chemical Brothers North American Tour Dates:

August 1 - Queens, NY - Forest Hills Stadium
August 3 - Montreal, QC - headlining Osheaga Festival

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