Although their “ Machine Dreams” (Love-Da-Records, 2009) is still fresh in our memories, we were already starting to miss hearing new songs by Little Dragon, the Swedish team of electro-escapists led by Yukimi Nagano. But now it’s time to celebrate, because “ Ritual Union” will be released this year, a new album that’s supposed to be a little more jagged and direct, eleven songs that will maintain all the band’s vital constants (electro, pop and soul mixed with good taste), but will get more to the point. It will be out on 12th July via Peacefrog/EMI. Three weeks prior, Little Dragon will be playing their new material at Sónar (get your tickets here). For now, as an appetiser for what will come this summer, here are two advance tracks of the album: the title track (played recently on Jimmy Fallon’s show), and the infectious “ Nightlight”, which should bring us beautiful remixes, too.
Little Dragon will be appearing at Sónar 2011. The Festival will take place from 16 th to 18th June at the CCCB in Barcelona, the Fira Gran Via in L’Hospitalet, L’Auditori in Barcelona and the Teatre Grec in Barcelona. Tickets are on sale here.