The Chemical Brothers - We Are the Night
NME.COM feature on The Chemical Brothers - We Are the Night album including album review, artwork, tracks, listen now, tour dates, discography and more.
Release date: 02 July 2007
We Are The Night
Since the turn of the century The Chemical Brothers have plodded along while the world around them became increasingly guitar-shaped. Now, a new generation has become obsessed with the agony and ecstasy of the same rave music the Brothers rose from almost 15 years ago. Lucky then, that new rave’s brightest kids have allowed them to ride their fluoro coat-tails back into relevance on this,...
- Jul 3, 2007
Tracklisting click track to read more
- No Path to Follow
- We Are the Night
- All Rights Reversed
- Do It Again
- Das Spiegel
- The Salmon Dance
- Burst Generator
- A Modern Midnight Conversation
- Battle Scars
- The Pills Won’t Help You Now
A pinging dance track for the Olympics
- Jul 22, 2012
Once the masters, now failing to claw their way into the contemporary canon
- Jun 11, 2010
- Sep 19, 2007
Cyclist says he listened to 'Escape Velocity' before he got on his bike to bag his fifth gold medal
Duo set to create another silver-screen score
The Adam Smith directed movie will be released on March 26
The Chemical Brothers - We Are the Night: Wikipedia Album Entry
We Are the Night is the sixth studio album by English electronica duo The Chemical Brothers, first released on June 27, 2007. The record entered the UK Albums Chart at #1. It also debuted at #65 on the Billboard 200. It was certified Gold by the BPI on July 13, 2007.
The album won the Grammy Award for Best Electronic/Dance Album at the 50th Grammy Awards, making The Chemical Brothers the only artist to win this award more than once.
In June 2006 it was announced on their official website that The Chemical Brothers were working on material for a new album, then-codenamed "Chemical 6". Ed Simons of the duo was also quoted as saying that they would hope to "put a battle weapon out for the summer", which was seen as a reference to their Electronic Battle Weapon series on white label.
"Electronic Battle Weapon 8" and "Electronic Battle Weapon 9" debuted on Pete Tong's BBC Radio 1 show on December 8, 2006. The two tracks were later released as a double A-sided vinyl record prior to The Chemical Brothers' New Years Eve appearance at Turnmills in London. A version of "Electronic Battle Weapon 8" is featured on the We Are the Night album under the title "Saturate". At the same Turnmills appearance, the duo debuted a track at midnight to welcome the new year. This track was eventually released as "Burst Generator", found on the album.
The Chemical Brothers officially announced We Are the Night at their MySpace page on March 21, 2007. It suffered a delay in release due to an issue during production of the artwork. An online "old-skool" The Chemical Brothers computer game by EMI was subsequently released as an apology.
On April 12, 2007, Tong was again privileged to debut a track by The Chemical Brothers. The first single from the album, "Do It Again" aired on his Radio 1 "In New Music We Trust" show.
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