Wild Beasts release their new single, Albatross, on Friday 15 April 2011. The track is taken from the band’s forthcoming album Smother, following on 6 May.
Albatross embodies the spirit of Wild Beasts’ third album in its tone and texture. Its layers of abstract sounds are combined to form something typically bold and unique. The single sees the band shed their old skin for a fresh blueprint, combining their distinctive vocal, piano and guitar driven melodies with lush electronic sounds. It is Wild Beasts delving deeper, finding a music even more intimate and personal.
You can listen to the track here: http://soundcloud.com/dominorecordco/wild-beasts-albatross and download it for free from the band’s Facebook page.
Wild Beasts are set to release their much anticipated third album, Smother, on 6 May 2011. The follow-up to the Mercury-nominated and critically acclaimed Two Dancers will be available on CD and via digital download. Born out of an intense six week period of writing in East London and a month recording in remotest Wales, Smother was co-produced by the Kendal four-piece with long term collaborator Richard Formby. An album of intense atmosphere, space and beguiling rhythm, Smother is formed of ten songs which linger in the memory, each track pulsing with sensuality.
Bold, textured and romantic, Smother is a deeply personal and immensely affecting record, which maintains the delicate and evocative form of beauty Wild Beasts have made their own. A truly impactful record from a unique and special band, Smother sees Wild Beasts continuing to brave their own way, outside the vicissitudes of fashion.
Here's a short trailer for Smother:
The tracklisting to Smother is as follows:
1 - Lion’s Share 2 - Bed Of Nails 3 – Deeper 4 - Loop The Loop 5 – Plaything 6 - Invisible 7 - Albatross 8 - Reach A Bit Further 9 - Burning 10 - End Come Too Soon
WILD BEASTS | SMOTHER | RELEASED MAY 6TH