I Like Trains have released full details of their album The Shallows including the debut single Mnemosyne. Both single and album will be released on 7th May. An album teaser featuring the thoughts on making the new album, shot on location at Bryn Derwen Studios in Wales has been released too – VIEW (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERT6U7_P6QM).
I LIKE TRAINS return with their third full-length record, a document of their love/hate relationship with a modern world obsessed with technological advances. The Shallows explores relationships with technology. Set to a dark motorik pulse and haunted by machines, production duties were handed to Richard Formby, celebrated for his work on the Mercury nominated ‘Two Dancers’ by Wild Beasts. It deals with themes of information overload, charts a history of how our tools have shaped us, and asks how our recent reliance on digital technology to obtain information has changed the way we think and retain knowledge. Released on 7th May through Leeds’ ILR label on CD/ Vinyl and digital.
3. The Shallows
5. The Hive
6. The Turning of the Bones
8. We Used to Talk
9. In Tongues
I Like Trains will play three UK shows to mark the release.
05 May 2012: Live At Leeds, Leeds
07 May 2012: The Borderline, London in association with Time Out
12 May 2012: The Soup Kitchen, Manchester in association with Drowned in Sound
Later in the month they will be heading to Holland, Switzerland and Germany.
22 May 2012: Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands
23 May 2012: De Boerderij, Geleen, Netherlands
24 May 2012: ISC, Bern, Switzerland
25 May 2012: Schuur, Luzern, Switzerland
26 May 2012: Biomill, Basel, Switzerland
28 May 2012: Wave Gotik Treffen, Leipzig, Germany
29 May 2012: Rotown, Rotterdam, Netherlands
14 August 2012: Paredes de Coura Festival, Porto, Portugal
Live At Leeds – 5th May https://www.lunatickets.co.uk/event_page.php?event=Live+at+Leeds+Saturday+Wristband
London (16+ show) – 7th May http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/user/?region=gb_london&query=detail&event=500414
Manchester Ticket Link – 12th May https://www.ticketline.co.uk/order/tickets/13268866/i-like-trains-manchester-soup-kitchen-2012-05-12-19-30-00