The The Return

2024-05-17 by Dakota West Foss STAFF | 11 Comments
The The have returned with a tour and album announcement. Ensoulment will be their first studio album in 24 years.

"Cognitive Dissident" is the first taste of what to expect.



Press release and tour dates below:
"Ensoulment is THE THE’s first studio album of new songs in a quarter century. This 12-song album will be released on Cinéola / earMUSIC on Friday 6 September 2024.
Encompassing characteristic topics ranging from love & sex, war & politics, life & death – to the meaning of what it is to be human in the 21st century – Ensoulment was written, demoed and mixed at Studio Cinéola in London, the base of THE THE’s main creative force, Matt Johnson.

The songs were further refined in rehearsals ahead of a six-day session at Real World Studios near Bath, where Matt was joined by long-standing THE THE members James Eller (bass), DC Collard (keyboards), Earl Harvin (drums), and Barrie Cadogan (lead guitar). The album also marks the return of co-producer and engineer Warne Livesey, who previously worked on landmark THE THE albums Infected (1986) and Mind Bomb (1989). Additional performances include Gillian Glover (backing vocals), Terry Edwards (horns), Sonya Cullingford (fiddle) and Danny Cummings (percussion).

Over the years, THE THE’s releases have developed a distinct aesthetic style, which in no small part owes to the artwork of Matt Johnson’s late brother Andrew (AKA artist Andy Dog). Ensoulment proudly features some of Andrew’s previously unpublished works on the cover, in the exquisitely designed 32-page booklet for the vinyl and CD formats, as well as on the covers of all singles. ‘Cognitive Dissident’ is the first single from the album, written by Matt Johnson and Barrie Cadogan, produced by Matt Johnson and Warne Livesey, released digitally on 17th May. The limited edition physical 7″ vinyl will become available from 7 June. Soon to be revealed is a stunning music video by long-time THE THE collaborators – director Tim Pope, People Like US (Vicki Bennett), and Peter Knight!"

Friday 11 October – Tabernacle, Atlanta, GA, USA
Saturday 12 October – Durham Performing Arts, Durham, NC, USA
Monday 14 October – The Anthem – Washington, DC, USA
Tuesday 15 October – The Fillmore – Philadelphia, PA, USA
Thursday 17 October – Beacon Theatre – New York, NY, USA
Saturday 19 October – Orpheum Theatre – Boston, MA, USA
Sunday 20 October – MTELUS – Montreal, QC, Canada
Tuesday 22 October – Massey Hall – Toronto, ON, Canada
Wednesday 23 October – Masonic Cathedral Theatre – Detroit, MI, USA
Friday 25 October – The Salt Shed – Chicago, IL, USA
Saturday 26 October – Palace Theatre – St. Paul, MN, USA
Tuesday 29 October – Mission Ballroom – Denver, CO, USA
Wednesday 30 October – Eccles Theater – Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Saturday 2 November – Paramount Theatre – Seattle, WA, USA
Sunday 3 November – Roseland Theater – Portland, OR, USA
Monday 4 November – Orpheum – Vancouver, BC, Canada
Thursday 7 November – Fox Theater – Oakland, CA, USA
Friday 8 November – Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA, USA

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Contributing Reviewer
May 17th 2024
6719 Comments


didn't they return like three times in these last 20 years and then always retracted it as "actually, not a return"?

Emim
May 17th 2024
35504 Comments


The The The Return

bloc
May 18th 2024
70370 Comments


Ah yes the band that was always impossible to search up on torrent sites

bighubbabuddha
May 19th 2024
753 Comments


DoofDoof is gonna BUST when he sees this

DoofDoof
May 19th 2024
15277 Comments


I busted

Bloma
May 21st 2024
157 Comments


My Dad likes this band

DoofDoof
May 21st 2024
15277 Comments


I sure do son

Dylan620
May 24th 2024
5871 Comments


Just got tickets for the Boston show 😎👍

Never thought they'd release another album, looking forward to it

DoofDoof
May 25th 2024
15277 Comments


Nice one Dyl, I'm seeing them in September - thoughts on the new single?

xfearbefore
May 30th 2024
2043 Comments


"The band that was always impossible to search up on torrent sites"

Almost as bad as searching for Big Black albums on ThePirateBay. Congratulations, all of the interracial porn that has ever existed is now on your PC.

fatality342
June 3rd 2024
274 Comments


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