Ahead of next month's release of Scott Walker's much anticipated new album, Bish Bosch, comes 'Epizootics!', the first track to be aired in full. Having been teased last month as part of a stunning trailer for the album, it can now be experienced in full with its video having just been posted online. Directed by Olivier Groulx and rendered almost entirely in monochrome, the video is reflective of the ambitious and playful album it's taken from.
Speaking of his video, Olivier said "It was a real privilege to work on this project. It's rare to work with someone who is uncompromising and meticulous while still being very open to new ideas."
Watch the video below or here.
Bish Bosch is released on December 3rd (4th in North America) and is available now to pre-order. As an added bonus, some fans stand a chance of owning a piece of the original artwork with Ben Farquharson's paintings for the album having been cut up into over 150 squares. The first 50 will be given away to those who pre-order the album directly from the 4AD Store and are lucky to be selected at random. To pre-order the album this way, go here and if you have already, you are in the draw. A further 70 are being given away by selected indie stores in the UK (details to follow). The final squares have been put aside for a competition for those who live outside the US and UK. To enter, just e-mail your name and address to firstname.lastname@example.org, marking your mail 'Scott Walker Competition' (winners will be selected at random on album release day).
Finally, the first full interview from Scott about Bish Bosch has just appeared in issue 346 of The Wire magazine. Speaking to Mike Barnes and accompanied by a stunning shoot from Jake Walters, this new issue hit the shelves yesterday and more information can be found here.