The Notwist Announce “Close To The Glass”

The Notwist: Release 'Close To The Glass' via Sub Pop (Feb. 25th / North America). Close To The Glass’ also available in Europe from City Slang (Feb. 24th).

Sub Pop announces news that German band The Notwist will release Close to The Glass, their label debut, on CD/2xLP/DL in North America on February 25th. The album will also be available in the following territories: in Japan from Afterhours on February 12th; in Australia via Spunk on February 21st; and in Europe via City Slang on February 24th. See tracklisting below.

Fans who pre-order Close To The Glass via iTunes beginning Tuesday, November 19th will receive the album’s title track immediately. The album will also be available for pre-order at Sub Pop’s Notwist page.  People who pre-order Close To The Glass on LP at will receive the limited “Loser Edition” of the album on colored vinyl. There’s also two brand new The Notwist t-shirts that will be available as a premium bundle with CD or LP purchases.

The Notwist have scheduled a series of European tour dates to support Close To The Glass, which begin January 24th in Innsbruck, AT at the Weekender Club and currently ends May 28th in Amsterdam, NL at Melkweg. Full list of tour dates below.

More about The Notwist:

The Notwist’s Close To The Glass, is an unpredictable marriage of playing your heart out on an instrument and the magnetic pulse of precise programming. While the band always creates music ripe with authenticity and mood, we find them now defining their edges with no shortage of bravery or beat. As romantic as it is robotic, Close To The Glass is a bottomless collage: part pop song, part science, part band, part story telling and all Notwist. The sturdy glue between the layers of Close To The Glass is their newfound synergy as a band, no longer co-writing parts, brothers Markus and Micha Archer alongside Martin Gretchmann have finally found their human form and in some ways, at last, have ‘become’ The Notwist. With support from Max Punktezahl and Andi Haberl, they write, re-write, and record songs as one, tapping into the energy they possess on stage, and naturally arriving at the band all their exploratory recorded music had cut out for them (read more at Sub Pop).

Close To The Glass


1. Signals

2. Close To The Glass

3. Kong

4. Into Another Tune

5. Casino

6. From One Wrong Place To The Next

7. 7-Hour-Drive

8. The Fifth Quarter Of The Globe

9. Run Run Run

10. Steppin’ In

11. Lineri

12. They Follow Me

Tour Dates

Jan. 24 – Innsbruck, AT – Weekender Club

Jan. 25 – Vienna, AT – FM4 Geburtstagsfest

Feb. 24 – Wiesbaden, DE – Schlachthof

Feb. 25 – Bielefeld, DE – Forum

Feb. 26 – Berlin, DE – Heimathafen

Mar. 10 – Stuttgart, DE – Wagenhallen

Mar. 11 – Lyon, FR – Epicerie Moderne

Mar. 12 – Nantes, FR – Stereolux

Mar. 13 – Paris, FR – La Maroquinerie

Mar. 14 – Lille, FR – Le Grand Mix

Mar. 15 – Manchester, UK – The Deaf Institute

Mar. 16 – Glasgow, UK – Mono

Mar. 17 – Bristol, UK – The Fleece

Mar. 18 – London, UK – Village Underground

Mar. 19 – Brussels, BE – Botanique

Mar. 20 – Cologne, DE – E-Werk

Apr. 10 – Ljubijana, SK – TBA

Apr. 11 – Zagreb, HR – Mochvara

Apr. 12 – Linz, AT – Posthof

Apr. 13 – Munich, DE – Circus Krone

May 27 – Hamburg, DE – Laeiszhalle

May 28 – Amsterdam, NL – Melkweg


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