“With this release we’ve completely shifted our idea of how to create an album,” said lead singer Dave Gahan about the band’s 13th studio full-length. “When we hit a wall where we realize the album is beginning to sound too normal, we’ll mess it up and really give it that organic Depeche Mode Sound. Delta Machine is no different, and I can’t wait for all of our fans to hear it.”
The band has been on a whirlwind promotional blitz for the new release, out March 26, performing a special Live On Letterman concert as well as making their first trip to Austin’s famed SXSW music conference last week, where they performed and sat down for an onstage Q&A session.
It was also announced today (March 18) that Depeche Mode has teamed up with German watchmaker Hublot for a special charity partnership to “benefit charity: water, a non-profit bringing safe drinking water to the developing world.”
The band previously worked with Hublot in 2010 on 12 limited edition DM watches (one representing each studio album at the time) that were auctioned off to benefit the Teenage Cancer Trust, raising over $620,000 in the process. This time, the company will make 250 time pieces.