Manchester Orchestra today released ‘Telepath‘, the third and final single from their forthcoming new album, The Million Masks of God, out this Friday, April 30th (Loma Vista Recordings).
The song’s stunning video—directed by Isaac Deitz, conceptualised singer/guitarist Andy Hull, and filmed in one long tracking shot—features dancers from ages 11 to 72 that trace the steps of a couple from young love through their autumn years.
‘Telepath’ follows both ‘Keel Timing‘ and lead single ‘Bed Head‘, the latter of which just broke into the Top 10 at Triple A radio and the Top 30 Mediabase and BDS Alternative charts, while topping SiriusXM Alt Nation’s ‘Alt 18 Countdown’ chart at #1 for a third week.
To mark the new album’s release, Manchester Orchestra also announced Transmissions from Echo Mountain: A Countdown to The Million Masks of God, a 12-hour event broadcast from the Asheville, NC, studio where it was made.
Produced by Manchester Orchestra’s lead songwriting duo of Hull and Robert McDowell, Catherine Marks (PJ Harvey, The Killers) and Ethan Gruska (Phoebe Bridgers), The Million Masks Of God presents an even grander scale of the epic and re-focused approach to record-making that the Atlanta, GA-based band has forged in recent years.
Their sixth album finds Hull, McDowell, Tim Very (drums), and Andy Prince (bass) relentlessly pushing themselves to create a work that breaks beyond the scope and limits of every previous release in an effort to create their most towering achievement to date, all while sorting through the aftermath of a devastating loss.
Manchester Orchestra approached Masks with the intention of creating tightly-woven “movie albums” designed to be listened to in sequence and in a single sitting, with the songs working together to tell a bold, long-form narrative.