The Big Pink just got a little smaller. As first reported by NME, the London duo's Robbie Furze has announced via Facebook that other half Milo Cordell left the group. The follow-up to the Big Pink's 2011 sophomore album Future This is still in the works, according to Furze.
Cordell has moved to New York to focus on his Merok label, Furze wrote; the imprint has put out records by Crystal Castles, Titus Andronicus, and Klaxons, among others. As for the Big Pink, Furze said he's been in the studio working with such producers as Supreme Cuts, the-Drum, Van Rivers, and Andrew Wyatt on a new album.
Furze added that he and drummer Vicky Jean Smith recently recorded three new tracks at New York's Electric Lady Studio, where the Big Pink recorded their elemental debut, 2009's A Brief History of Love. And he said the band will be touring with Black Rebel Motorcycle Club in the U.K. in March.
Furze also shared a shoegazey 40-second studio clip from the New York session, which you can check out below, along with his full note; compare the music with "Last Day," a recently revealed work-in-progress from the Big Pink.
Milo has moved to NYC to run his label, Merok and is no longer an active member in the big pink.
I am in the studio at the moment and well into the 3rd big pink record. I have been working with a variety of different people, including supreme cuts, the drum, van rivers (fever ray) and andrew wyatt. Me and vicky have recently returned to Electric lady studio in New York, where we recorded " a brief history of love" to record and co produce new 3 tracks with john o'mahoney. We are supporting BRMC at the end of march in UK. To road test some new material and blast out some old. Robbie x