The follow up to 2012’s well-received self-titled album, Infinite Summer sees main man Michael Lovett joined by Charlotte Hatherley (Bat For Lashes, Ash) and Sarah Jones (Hot Chip), to create a record that marries sci-fi futurism to personal intimacies.
Since NZCA Lines’ debut record, Lovett has finished an illustration degree, directed the video for last year’s single ‘New Atmosphere’ - a statement of intent for Infinite Summer and the first glimpse of his fictional Cairo-Athens, a giant city of monuments, ennui and 24 hour parties - as well as honing his skills in the studio with Christine & The Queens and touring as part of Metronomy's live band.
Recorded over the last two years with Charlie Alex March as studio co-conspirator, and mixed by David Newfeld (Broken Social Scene, Super Furry Animals), Infinite Summer is an emotional and dark LP, refracting Lovett’s personal life through the guise of a concept album. Influenced by the likes of Arthur C. Clark, Brian Aldiss, JG Ballard, Clifford Simak and Philip K Dick, Michael explains further, “The album is based around the idea of a far-future Earth, where the sun has expanded to the size of a red giant and our extinction is imminent. Half of the world is covered by a city that clings to the past and embraces its destruction, whilst the other half is trying to rebuild, create and make something new. Yet, it’s good on both sides because it's warm everywhere and people just party most of the time.”