Moderat Announce 'Ii'  Sophomore Album Out August 6th 2013

Moderat Announce 'Ii' Sophomore Album Out August 6th 2013

Mute is thrilled to announce the signing of Moderat for the US & Canada in partnership with Monkeytown Records for the rest of the world. On August 6th the duo of Modeskeletor and Apparat will release their sophomore album, II. Having recently released Apparat's latest album, we are excited to have the collaboration of Apparat + Modeskeletor join the Mute family!

II will be released in both standard and deluxe formats. Standard edition will be an 11-track CD and an 8-track single LP. Deluxe edition will be a 12-track (one bonus track) CD and 11-track double colored LP which include a 16 page booklet with lyrics and "behind the scenes" studio pictures from the recording process.
For their cover art, the duo once again called up good friends, Pfadfinderei to develop album artwork along with art to accompany their live performances. Following suit of the woman punching her face on the debut album's cover, Siriusmo created artwork that further develops a Moderat design series.
"We wanted for the new Moderat album to follow the design of the debut album and create a design series, so we asked Siriusmo, who had already been drawing the punching woman of the first Moderat album, to come up with a similary unique follow up. At the same time we wanted it to be a bit more colourful, so that you would see it's a step forward. It's similar, but different. Contrary to the self titled debut album, the successor has different cover art for the standard and deluxe album formats. Again, they are related, similar, but easily recognizable as distinct products."
- Moderat

Cover art differs for both formats so that standard and deluxe formats can be immediately recognized.  Initial pressings for both standard and deluxe will be released in non-standard packaging as they are meant to be true collector's items.
Standard CD Tracklisting 
1  The Mark (Interlude)
2 Bad Kingdom
3 Versions
4 Let in the Light
5 Milk
6 Therapy
7 Gita
8 Clouded (Interlude)
9 Ilona
10 Damage Done
11 This Time
Deluxe CD Tracklisting
(Mediabook Format, 16 page booklet incl. lyrics and "behind the scenes" studio pictures from the recording process, customized tray)
1  The Mark (Interlude)
2  Bad Kingdom
3  Versions
4  Let in the Light
5  Milk
6  Therapy
7  Gita
8  Clouded (Interlude)
9  Ilona
10  Damage Done
11  This Time
12 Last Time
Standard LP Tracklisting
A1  The Mark (interlude)
A2  Bad Kingdom
A3  Versions
A4  Let in the Light
B1  Gita
B2  Clouded (Interlude)
B3  Damage Done
B4  This Time
Deluxe Colored Double LP Tracklisting
A1  The Mark (Interlude)
A2  Bad Kingdom
A3  Versions
B1  Let in the Light
B2  Milk
C1  Therapy
C2  Gita
C3  Clouded (Interlude)
D1  Ilona
D2  Damage Done
D3  This Time
Having spent so many hours in the studio creating II the duo is excited to go on tour this Summer and play their new material live! A string of European tour dates will begin on September 29th in their hometown, Berlin at Columbiahalle.   Tickets can be purchased via the Monkeytown Records webshop.