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[NEWS] Coldplay Announce New Album "Mylo Xyloto," In Stores on October 24

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EMI/Parlophone Records released the news this morning that Coldplay's much-anticipated new album will be titled "Mylo-Oxyloto" (pronounced my-lo zy-letoe) and will hit stores on October 24 worldwide. Produced by Markus Dravs, Daniel Green and Rik Simpson and with additional compositions by Brian Eno, "Mylo Xyloto" follows 2008’s "Viva La Vida,"which charted at No. 1 in 36 countries, including the U.S. and here in the States.

In addition to a digital release, "Mylo Xyleto" will be available in a beautiful CD and vinyl format. The 180-gram vinyl edition will include a 12" x 36" fold out poster. A special limited edition Pop-Up Album version will also be available, which wil linclude a 12" x 12" hardback book containing graffiti pop-up art designed by David A. Carter, vinyl, CD and exclusive content including photographs, excerpts from the studio diary and the band's personal notebooks.

The disc will have a "reversable" cover art, which means that half of the CDs will be packaged with the full color artwork as the cover while the other half will have the CD booklet flipped, showing the silver initials "M X" via a die-cut sheet placed over the color image.

Not much more is revealed at this time about the exact meaning of "Mylo Xyloto." A latin dictionary explains that "mylo" means "disambigious" and "xyloto" has been used to describe a family of hooverfly insects. Perhaps there is a tie with the colorful art, which seems to indicate there's beauty in destruction which seems a fitting theme for the darker times we live in

On a related note, "Paradise," the follow-up to Coldplay’s current single, "Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall," will be released as a commercial single on September 12, the same day it goes to radio. Look at the reversable art cover after the break.

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August 12, 2011 | Permalink