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"We Are Explorers" - Cut Copy [SoundCloud Audio]

Patrick Lyons

by Patrick Lyons

Published October 22, 2013

With Cut Copy's Free Your Mind two weeks away from its November 5th release date, the band has shared "We Are Explorers," the album's second single.

Preceded by Free Your Mind's retro, acid-house indebted title track, "We Are Explorers" finds the Aussie band returning to the friendly electro-pop sound of their first two albums. Ping-ponging percussion propels groovy verses into choruses featuring stadium-ready synth stabs and lyrics that cast electronic musicians as the Magellans and Marco Polos of the modern world.

"We are explorers when the beat goes on" may seem to be a grandiose boast, but it's a great encapsulation of the sense of discovery that musicians often feel after finding that perfect melody, beat, or note. It may also refer to the sense of newfound wonder that hallucinogens can often produce. After all, this song's on an album called Free Your Mind. You do the math.

Preorder the album from Modular Recordings, and check out Cut Copy's tour dates below.

Oct 27 - Asheville, NC - Mountain Oasis
Oct 30 – Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot
Oct 31 – Reno, NV - The Knitting Factory

Nov 1 – Portland, OR - Roseland Theater
Nov 2 – Oakland, CA - Fox Theater
Nov 3 – Los Angeles - HARD Day of the Dead festival
Nov 6 – Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre
Nov 7 – El Paso, TX - Tricky Falls
Nov 8 – Austin, TX - Fun Fun Fun Fest
Nov 9 – Houston, TX - Warehouse Live
Nov 10 – Tulsa, OK - Cains Ballroom
Nov 11 – St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
Nov 13 – Madison, WI - Majestic Theatre
Nov 14 – Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre
Nov 15 – Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall
Nov 16 – Boston, MA - House of Blues
Nov 23 – Santiago, Chile - Primavera Festival
Nov 26 – London, UK - Oval Space
Nov 28 – Luxembourg, Luxembourg - den Atelier
Nov 29 – Brussels, Belgium - Beursschouwburg
Nov 30 – Paris, France - Le Trabendo

Dec 1 – Amsterdam, Netherlands - Melkweg (Old Room)
Dec 3 – Cologne, Germany - Gebäude
Dec 4 – Berlin, Germany - Prince Charles
Dec 6 – Moscow, Russia - Pipl
Dec 7 – Ekaterinburg, Russia - Tele Club
Dec 8 – Nizhny Novgorod, Russia - Ideal Space Vasya
Dec 10 – Stockholm, Sweden - Kägelbanan
Dec 11 – Malmö, Sweden - Kulturbolaget
Dec 12 – Gothenburg, Sweden - Pusterviksteatern
Dec 13 – Copenhagen, Denmark - Vega

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