Manchester Orchestra's new album 'The Million Masks of God' is available to pre-order on transparent light blue vinyl in the BrooklynVegan store.
Manchester Orchestra are approaching the 15th anniversary of their debut album, and they're still pushing forward. They consider 2017's A Black Mile to the Surface a creative rebirth -- and it was one of their best-received albums (and birthed their highest-charting single yet) too -- and the upcoming The Million Masks of God functions as a sequel to that album. It reunites the band with Black Mile producer Catherine Marks, and also brings in Phoebe Bridgers collaborator Ethan Gruska (who also worked on the last album by Manchester orchestra offshoot Bad Books), and it has a similarly atmospheric vibe to its predecessor. This album and Black Mile definitely feel like two sides of the same coin, and it has moments that recall Manchester's earlier records as well, but what makes The Million Masks of God so impressive is that it really doesn't sound like any other Manchester Orchestra album. Andy Hull's unmistakable voice and distinct songwriting style make this immediately recognizable as a Manchester Orchestra album, but it feels like an entirely new chapter of their career.