2017 marks 20 years since Adult., the danceable, punkish, electronic husband-and-wife duo of Nicola Kuperus and Adam Lee Miller first played together. In the ensuing decades, the two founded the Ersatz record label, developed a following in Europe, and recorded six albums and 15 EPs on such labels as Ghostly International, Chicago’s Thrill Jockey, and Clone.
Their most recent release, however, is the first in four years, and may be the most unusual yet. It’s on the storied U.K. Mute label, home of some heavy-hitting synthesizer-based bands, from Depeche Mode to Yazoo. “To have that kind of outside validation makes it that much more special,” Miller says.