"Closure/Continuation" is the title of Porcupine Tree's new album and the band just released the new single/music video, called "Rats Return". The come back album of the great prog band will be out on June 24 via Music For Nations/Megaforce Records.
'Rats Return' is about those who claim to have the interests of the people at heart, but when it comes down to it there is only ego and self-interest," says Porcupine Tree founder Steven Wilson. "I find myself reflecting on what sort of person would actually be so driven as to want to rule over a whole nation, and aren't these people by definition the very last people that should be allowed to do so? The rats will always save themselves first."
"Closure/Continuation" will be available as a seven-track standard CD, standard black vinyl 2x12" LP, white vinyl 2x12" LP, transparent blue vinyl 2x12" LP, limited edition white cassette, and digital download. A limited audiophile deluxe LP will also be available, cut at 45rpm on 3x12" clear vinyl in 12" slipcase box with two bonus tracks; a limited audiophile deluxe CD in 12" slipcase box will include the standard CD, a second disc with three bonus tracks and album instrumentals, Blu-ray disc with 5.1/Dolby Atmos and HD audio versions of the album, and an exclusive album art book. Pre-orders are available now.
"Closure/Continuation" includes such recently released singles as "Herd Culling", "Of The New Day" and the labyrinthine "Harridan", all available now at DSPs and streaming services. An array of official lyric videos, visualizers, and exclusive "Gear Talk" conversations with Steven Wilson, Richard Barbieri and Gavin Harrison are streaming now at YouTube. Highlights include a stunning session performance of "Of The New Day", filmed and recorded earlier this year at London's world-famous AIR Studios.