Bauhaus have released a new single, “Drink The New Wine”. This is their first song together in 14 years.

The band, Peter Murphy, David J, Daniel Ash and Kevin Haskins, shared this about the song in a statement: “Drink The New Wine” was recorded last year during lockdown with the four members sharing audio files. The track employs the Surrealists’ ‘Exquisite Corpse’ device whereby each artist adds to the piece without seeing what the others have done. Bauhaus have used this technique in the past to great effect. The title refers to the very first Cadavre exquis’ drawing rendered by André Breton, Marcel Duchamp, Jacques Prévert and Yves Tanguy which included words which when strung together made up the sentence, ‘Le cadavre exquis boiara le vin nouveau’ (‘The exquisite corpse will drink the new wine.”) For the recording, the four musicians each had one minute and eight tracks at their disposal plus a shared sixty seconds plus four tracks for a composite at the end. All done without hearing what the others had laid down. The only common link being a prerecorded beat courtesy of Kevin. The final playback came as synchronistic revelation.”

Bauhaus have some shows lined up, no additional dates have been announced yet: May 14-15: Cruel World Festival, Pasadena, CA
May 17: Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland, OR
May 20: Paramount Theatre, Seattle, WA
May 21: The Masonic, San Francisco, CA
May 22: The Masonic, San Francisco, CA
May 25: Mission Ballroom, Denver, CO
May 27: The Marquee Theatre, Tempe, AZ
June 4: Primavera Sound Festival, Barcelona, Spain
Aug. 24: EDP Vilar de Mouros, Vilar de Mouros, Portugal
Sept. 8: Kings Theatre, Brooklyn, NY
Sept. 9: Kings Theatre, Brooklyn, NY