The duo's debut full-length, currently available via digital download, will be released on CD and vinyl later this month.
New York-based duo The Golden Filter have completed Voluspa, their first full-length release.
Named after a Nordic poem that dates back to the 13th century, Voluspa was originally scheduled for release later this month, but after the album leaked online, the band decided to make it available for download via their homepage for anyone who pre-orders the record. "Such is life in the digital age," said the group's Stephen and Penelope of the matter, "but a wise seeress could have seen it coming from miles away." The digital version will include two bonus tracks not available on the CD and vinyl release, and 20 copies of the album will include "a personalized Polaroid photo that we took, and ownership of a unique star in the sky... seriously."
Described by NME as "post-millennial disco with an icy sheen," The Golden Filter have so far released a pair of EPs on Dummy Records, and have done remixes for groups like Cut Copy, Empire of the Sun and Peter, Bjorn and John. Hide Me, the single from the upcoming full-length, will be the group's debut on Brille Recordings, a British label that houses The Knife, Good Shoes and Lucas Renney.
For an idea of what Voluspa holds in store, check out this cryptic viral video the group released earlier this year:
01. Dance around the Fire
02. Hide Me
03. Look Me in the Eye
04. Moonlight Fantasy
05. Solid Gold
06. The Underdogs
08. Freyja's Ghost
09. Kiss Her Goodbye
10. Nerida's Gone
Brille Records will release Voluspa on April 26th, 2010.