New Order Sign To Mute Records For New Album Release: band ditches one iconic alternative record label for another.
New Order have been working on new music, and have debuted some new songs live. And they announced on Tuesday that they will release a forthcoming album through Mute Records, a label formed in 1978, made famous for synth-pop acts like Depeche Mode and Erasure.
New Orders released a press statement regarding the signing: “New Order are delighted to be signing to Mute. 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 founder Daniel Miller’s press release stated “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…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.”
In the 80’s, New Order were signed to Factory Records, and that label imploded in part to the band’s large recording budgets (and artists and staff’s hard-partying ways.) Mute and it’s roster were their chief competition, so it’s a fascinating turn of events for 80’s music nerds like myself to witness.
But Ex-bassist Peter Hook couldn’t resist ribbing his ex-bandmates decision. He tweeted “Delighted to hear we’ve signed to Deaf Records! Or is it Daft?” followed by a picture that will make his former bandmate Bernard Sumner less than happy (but it’s pretty funny).
Delighted to hear we’ve signed to Deaf Records! Or is it Daft? pic.twitter.com/jx6adZElEf
— Peter Hook (@peter_hook1) September 2, 2014
New Order also dished on their new album’s progress in a recent video interview with Consequence of Sound, which you can check out on YouTube below: