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Arca announces gory new album

By | Published on Friday 24 February 2017


Arca will release his new album – ‘Arca’ – on 7 Apr, it has been announced. He’ll also play London’s Roundhouse later the same month.

“Here’s my voice and all my guts: feel free to judge it”, says Arca of the album. “It’s like a bullfight: you’re watching emotional violence for pleasure. So this is a character who, almost as a mockery of the transaction, goes uncomfortably deep, into self-mutilation. ‘You want gore? Here’s gore'”.

I’m not sure I do want gore, but let’s see. Here’s the first track to be released from it, ‘Piel’:

The album release will be followed by Arca’s biggest headline show to date, at the Roundhouse in Camden on 28 Apr. Tickets for that are available now.