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Gang Of Four Free Three-Track Downloadable EP Now Available

Thursday, 25 November 2010 Written by Jon Stickler
Gang Of Four Free Three-Track Downloadable EP Now Available

Gang of Four have unveiled a free three-track downloadable EP that
features tracks from their forthcoming new album 'Content' (out in the
new year) and previously-unreleased material.

This free downloadable EP features an exclusive new version of
previous single 'Glass', 'Sleeper' a brand new song that didn't make
it onto the 'Content' tracklisting and a remix of 'I Party All The
Time' one of the stand-out tracks on 'Content'.

'Content' is Gang of Four's first album for sixteen years. It's
released on January 24th 2011 through Gronland Records. “In the end, it’s all about being human. How we see ourselves, and how we see the world we have created for ourselves.” Andy Gill, Gang of Four.

Entitled 'Content' the record sees founding members Jon King and Andy
Gill continue to deliver intelligent and liberating music that is both
provocative and thrilling. New tracks include 'Who Am I?' 'You Don’t
Have To Be Mad', 'I Can’t Forget Your Lonely Face' and 'I Party All
The Time' and they reveal Gang Of Four to be just as challenging and
unconventional now as they were in 1978.

“What we're trying to do is keep it totally stripped down, where
everyone in the band makes an equally intense contribution,” says King
whilst Gill says: “When Jon and I talked about the album we were
making, we looked back at some of the other records we had made and
thought about how the visual context we created for the music was
integral to each project. Bands usually hand over the artwork, the
‘packaging’, to other people but for us, it’s an intrinsic part of
what we’re communicating. The record is called 'Content', in recognition of the way every creative form has been reduced to just that: content, the obligatory filling for the advertising sandwich. So we decided to make a box with contents, or rather a metal can. It reminded us a little of Manzoni’s canning of his own excrement [Artist's Shit 1961].”

The album will be available in a standard CD release and on vinyl. It
will also be available in a limited edition 'Ultimate Content Can' which contains six booklets, the first containing the new album on CD, the second featuring an art piece Jon and Andy have created to depict the last 40 years of world history (composed of a series of twenty
drawings and montages), and subsequently a book of lyrics, a book of
Rotoscoped photographs of the band's emotions, a book containing
sachets of Jon and Andys' blood and a scratch and sniff booklet which
reflects the key areas of human activity.

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