Wild Beasts, one of Britain's most pre-eminent guitar bands, are gearing up to release their fourth album, 'Present Tense'.
Like their previous album, 2011's 'Smother', production duties come from indie mixing titan Lexxx and Brian Eno collaborator Leo Abrahams, and promises to embrace "new production techniques and songwriting forms", with inspiration coming from "the most intense and effervescent of 1980s and 1990s electronic sound". Its eleven tracks took longer to create than anything they've done in the past, conceived, written, and recorded during a nearly yearlong break from touring.
The NYSU-directed video for lead single Wanderlust is available to watch above now. The song, which features tonnes of gurgling, pitches down MIDI choirs, will be released as a single on the same day as the album (February 24th) with remixes by The Field and Factory Floor, as well as a new b-side, Byzantine.
02. Nature Boy
04. Sweet Spot
06. Pregnant Pause
07. A Simple Beautiful Truth
08. A Dog’s Life
09. Past Perfect
10. New Life
Feb 18th: Paris, Nouveau Casino
March 4th: Brooklyn, Music Hall Of Williamsburg
March 6th: Los Angeles, The Troubadour
March 8th: Mexico City, El Plaza Condesa
March 26th: Manchester, Albert Hall
March 29th: Dublin, Olympia
March 30th: Bristol, Academy 1
March 31st: Cambridge, Corn Exchange
April 1st: London, Brixton Academy
April 3rd: Amsterdam, Melkweg
April 4th: Rotterdam, Motel Mozaique Festival
April 5th: Cologne, Gebaude
April 6th: Berlin, Lido
April 7th: Hamburg, Knust
April 9th: Munich, Strom
April 10th: Milan, Elita Festival Teatro Fanco Parenti
April 11th: Lyon, Marche-Gare
April 12th: Zurich, Plaza Club
April 13th: Lille, Aeronef
April 15th: Brussels, Orangerie
Domino will release 'Present Tense' on February 24th 2014.