A post on Electric Six’s official Facebook page has confirmed that recording and mixing of the upcoming Kickstarter compilation is complete, with March still pencilled in as the availability date.
See the full quote below.
Crazies…the “Mimcry & Memories” project continues to march toward completion. Recording is done…mixing is completed…mastering is near the finish line. Books have been compiled and ordered. Mixtapes and remixes are in the can. Dinners have been held and private concerts have been performed.
We draw closer to the point we can share all of this with those of you who participated in and supported this project. We’re still looking to be on track for a mailout in March and we’ll keep you posted.
From their Facebook page:
Hey Crazies…Electric Six wanted to let you know that studio album #11 is a go! Work is commencing and you’ll get all the details as to title, release date, etc. as information becomes available. For now, look for a fall release via our friends at Metropolis.
On Saturday 1st November the Strictly Come Dancing band did their own version of Electric Six’s breakthrough hit ‘Danger! High Voltage’ as Pixie Lott and her dance partner Trent Whiddon danced the tango to get them through to the next round of the hit BBC reality dance show.
Watch their performance – and the song – using the link below.
You can now view the lyrics to Human Zoo in all their glory.
Link: Human Zoo
Electric Six have posted a question on their Facebook page, gathering opinion on whether fans would buy a special collection of ten vinyls – covering all the major albums from ‘Senor Smoke’ to ‘Human Zoo’.
The fan reaction seems to have been overall positive.
See below for the full post.
A question for Crazies…if Electric Six were to offer a special, limited edition set of all 10 of the Metropolis era albums (counting “Human Zoo”) on 180 gramvinyl, with unique artwork (so different artwork than the vinyl editions which were released previously in the instances where vinyl was done), is that something a Crazy would be interested in? As a set, mind you, not individual albums. Feedback would be appreciated. Figure around $200-$250 (plus shipping) as a price point for 10 albums.
You can now head over to https://www.facebook.com/pages/Electric-6/154062438761?sk=app_2405167945 to hear two new Electric Six songs in full, ‘(Who The Hell Just) Call My Phone’ and ‘I Need A Restaurant’.
We’ve also started making a stab at the lyrics on our forum. Why not register, e-mail me for approval, and help correct them?
Lyrics: (Who The Hell Just) Call My Phone
Lyrics: I Need A Restaurant
According to a series of posts on the Electric Six Facebook page the vinyl for their latest album ‘Human Zoo’ will only be available to buy online and at selected UK gigs until possibly spring 2015 for the USA due to a shortage of capacity in vinyl pressers that has meant the latest album is to be pressed in the UK.
See below for the full posts.
A public service announcement for all Crazies who have interest in Electric Six vinyl…due to circumstances beyond our or Metropolis Records’ control, we will not have vinyl copies of “Human Zoo” available for purchase during our upcoming September/October dates. The short version of the long story is that there are relatively few vinyl pressing plants left in the world and with resurgent interest in vinyl from consumers, they’re all overworked and thus timelines end up getting extended for everyone. In fact, it’s so bad that “Human Zoo” isn’t even being pressed in the US. However, the good news is that you can pre-order the vinyl at the link below, regardless of where you live on this great big planet, and Metropolis will deliver it unto you. We have been assured that vinyl available via mail order will be ready to ship on the release date (October 14).
We anticipate (contingent upon availability) having vinyl at our US and Canadian shows in the spring of 2015. To head off the inevitable questions from Europeans, no, we do not anticipate having them for sale at European shows, so if you’re interested, your best option is to order via Metropolis.
Crazies of the UK…Electric Six is modifying its message from below regarding vinyl in one key way. Electric Six WILL in fact have a limited amount of vinyl available for sale at its UK shows in November and December. Thank the Worldwide Vinyl Crunch which necessitates production of “Human Zoo” vinyl on your continent.
From the band’s Facebook page:
While “Mimicry And Memories” as a completed product is still several months away, we’re happy to announce the final track listing for both discs now. Note that the eventual sequence may not adhere to what’s listed here, but the tracks listing itself is complete.
1. One (Harry Nilsson)
2. The Warrior (Patty Smyth and Scandal)
3. The Look (Roxette) – Smorgasbord selection
4. Ah Leah (Donnie Iris) – Dick Valentine selection
5. Buckingham Green (Ween) – DaVe selection
6. I Got The Six (ZZ Top) – Tait Nucleus? selection
7. Do You Love Me? (Kiss) – Percussion World selection
8. Girls Want To Be With The Girls (Talking Heads) – Johnny Na$hinal selection
9. Everywhere (Fleetwood Mac) – Crazies’ selection
10. Easy Lover (Phil Collins and Phillip Bailey) – Crazies’ selection
11. Turn Me Loose (Loverboy) – Crazy selection
12. – Rockets (Tomas Ford) – Crazy selection
13. Stuck In A Closet With Vanna White (Weird Al Yankovic) – Crazy selection
14. Cat People (David Bowie) – Crazy Selection
1. Intro from “Exterminate” Tour
2. Dance Epidemic (XFM Session)
3. Typical Sagittarius
4. The Shiek Don’t Lie
5. Taxi To Nowhere Piano/Vocal demo
6. Short Love
7. Night Vision Demo
8. I Don’t Speak French Demo
9. I Can Translate Demo
10. My Struggle With Heroin
11. Free Samples Demo
12. Bad Ass
13. Gay Bar (Live at Manumission)
14. Dancing Like An Idiot – Valentine Demo
15. Technical Difficulties
16. Slices Of You – Nash Demo
17. Strike While The Iron Is Hot – Nash Demo
18. Ziggy – original song written for “Absolute Treasure” Kickstarter project
19. White Eyes – Demo
20. Bleed For The Artist – Demo
21. Fucking In Another Man’s Clothes – “Human Zoo” outtake
22. Suitcases – “Human Zoo” outtake
23. WikiLeaks – “Human Zoo” outtake
You can pre-order Human Zoo on the Metropolis website now at the links below.
Music website Storm The Base has uploaded artwork that could be the cover for ‘Human Zoo’, Electric Six’s upcoming album.
It also gives it the code of MET 955 and also sells an orange vinyl, giving the date of release as 7th October 2014.
Finally, it confirms this as the tracklisting:
01 Karate Lips
02 It’s Horseshit!
03 Alone with your Body
04 Satanic Wheels
05 Gun Rights
06 I’ve seen Rio in Flames
07 (Who the Hell just) Call My Phone?
08 I need a Restaurant
09 Worst Movie Ever
10 I’m the Devil
11 Good View of the Violence
12 The Afterlife
For more information visit http://www.stormingthebase.com/electric-six-human-zoo-cd/ and http://www.stormingthebase.com/electric-six-human-zoo-vinyl-orange/