Backfield Release New Album, "Welcome to my DNA," And Announce North American Tour

by laliveinsider on Mon., Feb 07 at 09:13 AM

1/31/11 - Porcupine Tree frontman Steven Wilson and Israeli mega-star Aviv Geffen have come together a third time as "Blackfield" for their new album 'Welcome To My DNA,' released April 19 on Snapper/Kscope.

'DNA' will be instantly recognizable to fans of the duo. The 11 succinctly stated pop songs pair stark lyrics with lush, soulful melodies, all underpinned by Wilson's crisp production.

The album was recorded mostly in the second half of 2010 in London, and Tel Aviv, with the final mix completed in early January at Air Studio, London. Aviv explains, "We worked hard to make this album together; it wasn't an email album. Steven came to Israel and I came to London. I believe it's our best work so far and I'm really excited about going on stage with it."

Joining Wilson and Geffen on 'DNA' are Blackfield regulars Eran Mitelman (piano), Seffy Efrati (bass), and Tomer Z (drums).

Blackfield will tour North America beginning May 18, their first tour dates here in over four years. Full itinerary is below. Tickets go on sale in February.

'DNA' is also just the beginning of a very busy year for Wilson, who is nominated for a Grammy in 'Best Surround Album' for Porcupine Tree's 'The Incident,' and will release his new solo album in the fall. He also mixed Anathema's highly anticipated new album 'We're Here Because We're Here', due out later this year, and will mix Swedish prog-metal band Opeth's new album as well.

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