Cut Copy return today with “Airborne” – the band’s first official single in four years. Equal parts guitar jangle, celestial synths and bottom-heavy bassline, the infectious track shifts gears multiple times, balancing images of chaos (“jagged teeth made of glass, rising up”) with the resolute chorus: “That don’t stop me.” The song offers an early glimpse of the new material the Grammy-nominated Australian band has been recording in studios around the world. “Airborne” was produced by Ben Allen (Deerhunter, Animal Collective) and marks Cut Copy’s first release on ‘Astralwerks‘.
Yesterday, the band’s record label AirDropped an advance sneak peek of “Airborne” in select locations worldwide – including Bedford Avenue Station in New York City and Amoeba Records in Los Angeles – giving nearby iPhone users an early listen to the track. Cut Copy gave its first performance of “Airborne” during its June 15 headline show at The Neptune Theatre in Seattle, WA. Cut Copy will perform at several U.S. festivals this fall, including Luna Lights, CRSSED and Austin City Limits. The band’s summer Australian tour will wrap up with an appearance at the Splendour in the Grass Festival.