Ladytron:: Velocifero

Ladytron fans should delight in the group’s new album, Velocifero, out on Nettwerk. Velocifero is the band’s fourth record, and follow up to 2005’s Witching Hour. The album opens with all the magnitude of a continent size space station coming closer into view on “Black Cat,” while consuming the senses increasingly with each passing moment. Certainly creating their own world right from the start, the futuristic electro-pop Ladytron forge even further with the catchy bright lights of the pulsating “Ghosts,” following into the titanic industrial backdrop of “I’m Not Scared.” The subterranean “Runaway,” digs in with cyclical riffs and hypnotic repetition before heading away for the totemic inter-galactic messaging of “Seasons Of Illusions.” Strange and alien, Velocifero, is a the context for future thought, and its most poignant message could be anyone of the aforementioned, though the undulating pressure cooker “They Gave You Heart, They Gave You A Name,” stands clearest at the moment. Check out the video for “Ghosts” below, and by the way, Velocifero means “bringer of speed.”

Jun 3 KTCL Presents – Gothic Theatre (16+) Englewood, Colorado
Jun 5 Palladium Ballroom (All Ages) Dallas, Texas
Jun 6 KROX Presents – Stubbs BBQ (All Ages) Austin TX, Texas
Jun 7 The Meridian (All Ages) Houston, Texas
Jun 8 House of Blues New Orleans (18+) New Orleans, Louisiana
Jun 10 Czar Tampa, Florida
Jun 11 Studio A (18+) Miami, Florida
Jun 12 Club Firestone (18+) Orlando, Florida
Jun 13 Variety Playhouse (All Ages) Atlanta, Georgia
Jun 15 Bonnaroo Music Festival (All Ages) Manchester, Tennessee
Jun 16 The Pageant (All Ages) St. Louis, Missouri
Jun 17 Vic Theatre (All Ages) Chicago, Illinois
Jun 18 Saint Andrews Hall (All Ages) Detroit, Michigan
Jun 25 Terminal 5 (All Ages) New York, New York
Jun 26 Fillmore at the Theater of Living Arts Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Jun 27 Sonar (All Ages) Baltimore, Maryland
Jun 28 Merriweather Post Pavillion (with Thievery Corporation & TV on the radio) DC
Jun 30 Paradise (18+) Boston, Massachusetts
Jul 2 Metropolis – Jazz Fest Montreal PQ
Jul 3 Theatre Imperial – Quebec City International Summer Festival Quebec City QC
Jul 4 Harbourfront Centre (All Ages) Toronto, Ontario
Jul 5 Blues Festival Ottawa, Ontario
Jul 12 Creamfields Central Europe Breclav
Jul 16 London Astoria (Rescheduled show) London, London and South East
Jul 31 Emmaboda Festival Emmaboda


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