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White Lies Prep For 'Ritual'

LONDON (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — London’s White Lies are gearing up to release their sophomore record Ritual, on January 18th, 2011.

The album's first video, “Bigger Than Us,” directed by Jonas & Francois (Depeche Mode, Madonna, Kanye West) premiered today on NME.

The video is a modern-day tribute to the last sequence from E.T., playing like the final five minutes of a classic film.

Check out the video here.

The single, “Bigger Than Us” will be available digitally on November 22.

Ritual, produced by Alan Moulder, teems with dark distorted anthems for the modern age.

British critics have given White Lies accolades as successors to the likes of Echo & The Bunnymen, The Teardrop Explodes, Depeche Mode, and The Psychedelic Furs. Magazine  and have called lyricist Charles Cave a “ classic doom-rock dreamweaver; Nick Cave meeting Edgar Allen Poe,” according to the press release.

White Lies US Tour Dates
1/22 – Neumos, – Seattle, WA

1/24 – Troubadour – Los Angeles, CA

1/27 – Highline Ballroom – New York, NY

1/29 – The Mod Club – Toronto

— Crystal Lynn Huntoon