The Kranky site is now offering pre-orders for the new Stars of the Lid album, Stars of the Lid and Their Refinement of the Decline.  It's a 2xLP/3xCD set due for release on April 2nd, 2007. An exclusive MP3, "Apreludes (In C Sharp Major)" is available from Brainwashed and Kranky right here right now.


Kranky writes, "Since we know that people have been impatiently waiting for new music from the Lid for a long time, and since we also know that the April 2 release date of the new Stars of the Lid and Their Refinement of the Decline album is still a long way off, we offer here a free taster from that massive work. Apreludes (In C Sharp Major) is one of the shorter tracks on the album, but that in no way implies that the emotional heft therein is diminished in any manner."

Here's the full tracklisting of the forthcoming two CD/three LP set: 

 Dungtitled (in A Major)
Articulate Silences Part 1
Articulate Silences Part 2
The Evil That Never Arrived
Apreludes (in C Sharp Major)
Don't Bother They're Here
Dopamine Clouds Over Craven Cottage
Even If You're Never Awake (Deuxième)
Even (Out) +
A Meaningful Moment Through a Meaning(less) Process
Another Ballad for Heavy Lids
The Daughters of Quiet Minds
Hiberner Toujours
That Finger on Your Temple Is the Barrel of My Raygun
Humectez La Mouture
Tippy's Demise
The Mouthchew
December Hunting for Vegetarian Fuckface