Honestly, I can’t think of a better union than this! Pioneering electronic band New Order has signed a record deal with an equally iconic label: Mute!
“New Order are delighted to be signing to Mute, the band said in a statement. “We couldn’t imagine a better place to be than working with Daniel Miller and his team. Mute has a superb roster of artists and a history that complements our own. In many ways joining the label feels like we are coming home, returning to our independent roots.”
New Order frontman Bernard Sumner recently revealed to Consequence of Sound that the new album will be a dance record. “We made a conscious decision with this next set of material for it to be more synth and dance-based. More dance orientated and keyboard orientated,” he explained. “We’re pretty excited about that.”
Goldfrapp, Erasure, Depeche Mode, and The Afghan Whigs all call the Mute label home. I can’t wait to see what comes out of this deal! New Order — best known for colossal hit “Blue Monday”—released their last studio album, Lost Sirens, in 2013. The record, which featured tracks that were recorded during the production of the album Waiting for the Sirens’ Call (2005), peaked at number 174 in the United States.