WILD BEASTS, PRESENT TENSE
Wild Beasts | 07/01/14
Domino is proud to present the fourth album from Wild Beasts, Present Tense, released on 24th February 2014. The album opener, Wanderlust, will be released as the first single on the same day.
Present Tense is a dramatically new album – taking cues from the most intense and effervescent of 1980s and 1990s electronic sound but rethinking and retooling these elements with exquisite detail for the 21st century.
Longer in creation than any of its predecessors, Hayden Thorpe, Tom Fleming, Chris Talbot and Ben Little took almost a full year away from touring to conceive and construct the eleven tracks of Present Tense. Written in London and recorded at Konk Studios in London and at The Distillery in Bath, the band worked in close collaboration with co-producers Lexxx and Brian Eno protégé Leo Abrahams to create a record of astounding intricacy, coherence and emotional resonance.
Alongside its breathtaking leap in production, Present Tense also finds the band at the peak of their considerable songwriting powers – each one of the album’s eleven tracks illuminating the precious, tender, sad and funny moments of modern life in their trademark plain-spoken poetics.
Already rightly considered to be one of contemporary Britain's most innovative and vital bands, Present Tense sees the group's ever-restless collective muse lead them to remarkable new heights - boldly embracing new production techniques and songwriting forms whilst retaining the thrilling idiosyncrasies that have made them so beloved over the course of three beguiling and beautiful albums to date.
Present Tense will be available on CD (WIGCD279), Digital (WIG279D), LP (WIGLP279) and Deluxe LP with bonus 12” (WIGLP279X) featuring remixes of Wanderlust by Factory Floor and The Field.
Pre-order the album digitally or via Dom Mart to receive an instant grat of Wanderlust. The single will be available as a four track digital bundle (RUG573D1) from 24th February with a new song, Byzantine, plus remixes from Factory Floor and The Field. Buy ‘Wanderlust’ HERE.
The accompanying video was directed by Barcelona-based collective NYSU, watch it HERE
The tracklisting for Present Tense is as follows:
2 Nature Boy
4 Sweet Spot
6 Pregnant Pause
7 A Simple Beautiful Truth
8 A Dog’s Life
9 Past Perfect
10 New Life
Wild Beasts have just confirmed the following dates. Tickets are available for pre-order from 9am on Wednesday the 8th of January from http://www.wild-beasts.co.uk, general sale 9am on Friday the 10th of January:
Tuesday 18th February Paris Nouveau Casino
Tuesday 4th March Brooklyn Music Hall Of Williamsburg
Thursday 6th March Los Angeles The Troubadour
Saturday 8th March Mexico City El Plaza Condesa
Wednesday 26th March Manchester Albert Hall
Thursday 27th March Glasgow Arches
Saturday 29th March Dublin Olympia
Sunday 30th March Bristol Academy 1
Monday 31st March Cambridge Corn Exchange
Tuesday 1st April London Brixton Academy
Thursday 3rd April Amsterdam Melkweg
Friday 4th April Rotterdam Motel Mozaique Festival
Saturday 5th April Cologne Gebaude
Sunday 6th April Berlin Lido
Monday 7th April Hamburg Knust
Wednesday 9th April Munich Strom
Thursday 10th April Milan Elita Festival @ Teatro Franco Parenti
Friday 11th April Lyon Marche-Gare
Saturday 12th April Zurich Plaza Club
Sunday 13th April Lille Aeronef
Tuesday 15th April Brussels Orangerie