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Just weeks after releasing their first full-length album in four years, Cut Copy talked with Variance before their performance at Austin City Limits Music Festival this weekend to discuss the record, their current tour and what comes next. 

While the album, Haiku from Zero, is receiving mostly positive feedback from the press, the band said it's great to see it's being well-received by critics but emphasized that's definitely not what motivated them. 

Frontman Dan Whitford says the long wait between records was mostly because they were "taking our time to get things right." He explained: "We probably could have put this out a little bit sooner, but it may not have been the way we wanted it to sound."

Cut Copy is currently on a North American tour, with more dates planned in addition to plans for touring Australia.

Check out our interview with the band below, followed by the album and tour dates.

Cut Copy's upcoming tour schedule:
11/09 — Santa Cruz, CA — The Catalyst Club
11/10 — Los Angeles, CA — Shrine Expo Hall 
11/12 — Oakland, CA — Fox Theater 
11/14 — Salt Lake City, UT — Metro Music Hall 
11/15 — Denver, CO — Ogden Theatre 
11/16 — Lawrence, KS — Granada 
11/17 — Minneapolis, MN — First Avenue 
11/18 — Madison, WI — Majestic Theatre 
11/21 — Toronto, ON — Phoenix Concert Theatre 
11/22 — Montreal, QC — Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre 
11/24 — New York, NY — Terminal 5 
11/26 — Boston, MA — Royale 
11/30 — Carrboro, NC — Cat's Cradle 
12/01 — Atlanta, GA — Variety Playhouse 
12/02 — Asheville, NC — The Orange Peel 
12/03 — Charleston, SC — Music Farm 
12/05 — Orlando, FL — The Plaza Live 
12/06 — Miami, FL — North Beach Bandshell