Album: Little Dark Age
Release Date: TBA
The onetime darlings of the blog-to-festival circuit turn 10 this year, and the duo's fourth album is more world-weary, as its bummer-ride title track indicates. It's the result of what vocalist Andrew VanWyngarten called "a slightly more focused attempt to write more structured songs" in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, as well as some quality studio time with their longtime producer Dave Fridmann (Spoon, Flaming Lips). "I still get a lot of inspiration from British punk music, where all of the songs are just how shitty life is in England," Ben Goldwasser told EW. "But there’s also a real sense of humor about it, black humor, and just finding this human element in a world that has become so industrial and dark."