Album Release Date: 10/30/20 Pre-orders expected to ship October 27th. -Any other items you purchase along with this pre-order will NOT ship until this ship date. If you need the other items sooner, please order them separately from this pre-order. –If you’re ordering items from multiple different pre-orders, ALL items will be held until the latter of all pre-order ship dates, unless you place the pre-orders separately.
Pre-Order NOW and receive an instant digital download of the first single "Blotter Acid Reflux Syndrome"
Each order receives an instant digital PDF download of 10 pumpkin carving guides designed by Justine Almsted to print at home!
Vinyl packaging includes Single 180 gram all black vinyl, 12” jacket, black dust sleeve and free digital download card. CD packaging includes full color digi-pak, black polycarbonate CD and free digital download card.
Cover Art by Shelly Mosman.
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For over two decades, Atmosphere has maintained a course of rigorous output, releasing over two dozen studio albums, EP's and collaborative side projects in as many years. In that time, the venerated duo have built a legacy out of bringing honesty, humility and vulnerability to the forefront of their music, continually challenging themselves to evolve without straying too far from their roots. Slug has proven masterful at storytelling and writing compelling narratives, leaving a trail of his own influence while paying homage to the rappers and songwriters that shaped him. Ant has skillfully molded the soundtracks with inspiration from soul, funk, rock, reggae, and the wizardry of hip-hop’s pioneering producers, creating his own trademark sounds while providing the pulse for songs about life, love, stress and setbacks. At its essence, Atmosphere has been a musical shepherd, and with each new album comes a new journey as they guide generations of listeners through this thing called life.
Much like everything else in 2020 though, Atmosphere's new album, The Day Before Halloween, is something of a detour from the anticipated path. Cutting loose and eschewing their established norms, Slug and Ant have delivered the anti-pop answer to the content and compositions of previous albums. Over razor-sharp drums and distorted synths, The Day Before Halloween explores the life of a visual artist living in an antiquated surveillance state. It's menacing. It's murky. It's George Orwell meets Keith Haring at a video arcade, on New Year's Day, 1985.
If you've entertained any theories that we've slipped into an alternate reality, you may find further evidence in this dark and brooding release of future's past.