New Order have been teasing a new full-length since they reunited three years ago. It looks as though the legendary outfit’s inching closer to a release, as they’ve just announced their signing to Mute Records.
“New Order are delighted to be signing to Mute,” the band said in a press release. “We couldn’t imagine a better place to be than working with Daniel Miller and his team. Mute has a superb roster of artists and a history that complements our own. In many ways joining the label feels like we are coming home, returning to our independent roots.”
Mute — home to artists like Erasure, Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, Depeche Mode, Swans, Liars, and more — is similarly excited to welcome New Order to its roster. Label head Daniel Miller commented: “This is an exciting new chapter for both Mute and New Order and I feel privileged to be working with artists with such a long, creative and successful history. When the possibility of us working together first came up, I was invited to hear some of the new material and immediately had no doubts whatsoever that Mute would be the right home for New Order. We’ve already had a number of creative conversations, and I am looking towards an exciting future.”
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New Order’s last proper album was 2005’s Waiting For The Sirens’ Call, which was released through Warner Bros. Records.
In related news, New Order’s Bernard Sumner is set to release his autobiography, Chapter And Verse (New Order, Joy Division And Me), next month.