Pink Floyd fans freaked out when they found out the legendary psychedelic rock band would be putting out a whole new album of previously unreleased music titled The Endless River. The first single landed last week and only further stoked interest in the band's turn toward mostly instrumental songs (many of them originally recorded in 1993). Last night, it became the most-preordered album in history on Amazon UK. Now the full album The Endless River is out on iTunes and Amazon and available for streaming on Spotify and Rdio. Take that, Taylor Swift!
On top of that, the band has released a new teaser music video today for "Louder Than Words," the only lyrical song on the album. The video is fittingly surreal for the same band responsible for the classic 1982 film The Wall, with haunting scenes of the environmentally devastated Aral Sea captured on location in a remote area on the border of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, as Rolling Stone reports.
Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour and drummer Nick Mason discuss the album in another video released last week:
All of which means if you can't get in touch with your resident prog rock fan today, you'll know why.