Einstürzende Neubauten announce huge 'alien pop music' tour, share single Ist Ist from forthcoming double album Rampen (APM: Alien Pop Music)

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Einstürzende Neubauten, the legendary German experimental group fronted by one-time Bad Seed Blixa Bargeld, have shared Ist Ist as the first single from their forthcoming 13th studio album, Rampen (APM: Alien Pop Music) and announced a lengthy European tour in support of the album.

The songs on Rampen were apparently fashioned from improvisations the group performed during encores on their 2022 Alles in Allem tour. The artwork, featuring only the band’s logo and insignia on a yellow background, was inspired by The Beatles, Bargeld stating, “It’s based on the idea that the Einstürzende Neubauten is just as famous in another solar system as The Beatles are in our world.”

And who's to say they're not?

In a statement about the forthcoming record, which is set for release on April 5, and available to pre-order now, Bargeld says, “On the album, I found a few solutions and formulated things in ways I haven’t formulated them before, because they were never so clear to me. I’m someone who believes you can achieve knowledge through music. It’s always been that way. I follow the conviction. I’ll find something in the music that I didn’t know before. And sing something that I didn’t know. Something that turns out to be true. Or to take this down a notch, something that at least has meaning.”

Listen to Ist Ist below:

Einstürzende Neubauten alien pop music tour dates

Sep 05: Vienna Arena Open Air, Austria
Sep 06: Munich Muffathalle, Germany
Sep 07: Zagreb Tvornica Kulture, Croatia
Sep 09: Berlin Columbiahalle, Germany
Sep 11: London Shepherd's Bush Empire, UK
Sep 12: Antwerp De Roma, Belgium
Sep 14: Cologne E-Werk, Germany
Sep 15: Hamburg Elbphilharmonie, Germany
Sep 21: Copenhagen Conservatory's Concert Hall, Denmark
Sep 22: Copenhagen Conservatory's Concert Hall, Denmark
Sep 24: Utrecht Tivoli, The Netherlands

Oct 01: Rome Auditorium PDM, Italy
Oct 02: Milan Teatro Dal Verme, Italy
Oct 03: Ferrara Teatro Comunale, Italy
Oct 05: Zurich Volkshaus, Switzerland
Oct 06: Geneva Alhambra, Switzerland
Oct 08: Frankfurt Batschkapp, Germany
Oct 12: Stockholm Fallan, Sweden
Oct 13: Oslo Sentrum Scene, Norway
Oct 17: Leipzig Haus Auensee, Germany
Oct 18: Prague Forum Karlin, Czech Republic
Oct 21: Warsaw Stodola, Poland
Oct 24: Barcelona Sala Apolo, Spain
Oct 26: Toulouse Le Bikini, France
Oct 27: Paris La Cigale, France

Tickets for the tour are available now

Paul Brannigan
Contributing Editor, Louder

A music writer since 1993, formerly Editor of Kerrang! and Planet Rock magazine (RIP), Paul Brannigan is a Contributing Editor to Louder. Having previously written books on Lemmy, Dave Grohl (the Sunday Times best-seller This Is A Call) and Metallica (Birth School Metallica Death, co-authored with Ian Winwood), his Eddie Van Halen biography (Eruption in the UK, Unchained in the US) emerged in 2021. He has written for Rolling Stone, Mojo and Q, hung out with Fugazi at Dischord House, flown on Ozzy Osbourne's private jet, played Angus Young's Gibson SG, and interviewed everyone from Aerosmith and Beastie Boys to Young Gods and ZZ Top. Born in the North of Ireland, Brannigan lives in North London and supports The Arsenal.