Long Distance Calling Germany’s most internationally successful instrumental Rock act, released their seventh studio album “How Do We Want To Live?” in June, and recently took part in the Wacken Worldwide streaming event which was viewed by over 11 million people across the globe.
Long Distance Calling have launched a track taken from that stream, and you can watch them perform the song “Sharing Thoughts” here:
The band comments: “We had a great time shooting our special show for WACKEN WORLD WIDE. Of course it was a bit weird to stare into cameras instead of real people´s eyes but we had fun doing it and it was a cool experience, especially with the beautiful video content behind us and the atmosphere of the studio. We feel we have reached a bunch of new people and this kind of event during these difficult times shows that creativity is blooming the most when it´s needed the most. LOVE LDC”
“How Do We Want To Live?” has been receiving a fantastic reaction being awarded Album of the Month in publications such as Metal Hammer Germany, Rock Hard Germany, Guitar, Gitarre & Bass & more, while Metal Hammer UK have called it a “full-blown sensory experience”.
Following a successful appearance at Dong Open Air in Germany, the band have announced 3 further special, socially-distanced, outdoor shows for 2020:
05.09.2020 DE-Bremen, Zollkantine OpenAir
26.09.2020 DE-Munich, Backstage Kultursommer in der Stadt
27.09.2020 CH-Aarau, KiFF
Watch the bands recent video for “Immunity” here: https://youtu.be/fT9pNGHKdLw
The band previously launched a striking video for the track “Voices,” a short film exploring the relationship between a human and AI. The video was created by AVA Studios and you can watch it now here: https://youtu.be/uWQQbQ9jqU4
Watch the video for the album’s first single “Hazard” here: https://youtu.be/vj9_KM3DuIM
Jan and Jansoch from Long Distance Calling have also launched a German-language podcast titled “Lachend in die Kreissäge” where they discuss the new album, and will also be inviting guests to join them on future episodes. Listen now here: https://lidkpodcast.podigee.io
“How Do We Want To Live?” sees the band forging a sharply defined & artistically tight exploration of the relationship between humanity and artificial intelligence, and the state of digital progress. Comprised of 10 tracks which contain all the classic LDC-trademarks whilst also bringing something completely fresh and unexpected to the table with their ambitious use of electronic sounds, a perfect symbiosis between man and machine.
“How Do We Want To Live?” is available as a Limited Edition CD, Gatefold Black 2LP + CD & as Digital Album. A limited deluxe box-set has been released, containing a special coloured edition of the album, an exclusive 7inch featuring two remixes, a beautiful poster featuring the albums stunning artwork by Max Löffler, and 4 individually signed art-cards all contained in a lift-off box.
Order now here https://longdistancecalling.lnk.to/HowDoWeWantToLive
The full track-listing is as follows:
1. Curiosity (Part 1)
2. Curiosity (Part 2)
7. Sharing Thoughts
8. Beyond Your Limits
The track “Beyond Your Limits” continues the band´s tradition of having one track with a vocalist, and features the talents of Eric A. Pulverich of the band Kyles Tolone. As the band comments: “We got to know him over our producer Arne Neurand. We were instantly fascinated by his voice and we wanted to show the quality of his voice and melodies.”
It was recently announced that the band have been nominated for the GEMA Musikautorenpreis 2020. This is an integral part of the German music landscape and unique in its focus on music writers. GEMA has been honoring composers and lyricists for their musical work in this way for 12 years, and is representative of the great diversity and the enormous range of fascinating works across genres.
Due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation, Long Distance Calling have rescheduled their September “Seats & Sounds” German tour for September 2021.
25.02.21 Berlin Passionskirche
26.02.21 Dresden Lukaskirche
27.02.21 Leipzig Ankeroff
01.03.21 Mannheim Capitol
02.03.21 Frankfurt Jahrhunderthalle Club
03.03.21 Stuttgart Mozartsaal
04.03.21 Bochum Christuskirche
05.03.21 Köln E-Werk
27.03.21 München St. Matthäus Kirche
29.03.21 Hannover Pavillon
30.03.21 Hamburg Kleine Elbphilharmonie (sold out)