Liverpool’s The Wombats return with their highly anticipated sophomore album, The Wombats proudly present … This Modern Glitch, will be released April 26, 2011 through Bright Antenna/ILG/Warners. Set to conquer the States, the band delivers 10 tracks that retain the immediacy and hook-filled sensibility of their stunning UK platinum-selling debut, 2007’s The Wombats proudly present … Guide To Love, Loss And Desperation, while introducing aggressive dance elements and a heavier, wryer lyrical bent to their infectious alt-pop. The Wombats have also unveiled the album art for This Modern Glitch (above) by legendary surrealist artist Storm Thorgerson, known for his iconic Pink Floyd album covers, as well the complete track listing for the album (see below).
The band has also released a brand new video for their compelling new single, “Anti-D,” produced by Jacknife Lee (U2, R.E.M.); the track was chosen as BBC Radio 1’s Zane Lowe “Single of the Week.” The woozy psychedelia of the video – shot in one continuous take – addresses frontman Matthew “Murph” Murphy’s issues with depression and addiction to anti-depressants by contrasting the solemn, black-clad Murph to a colorful array of bizarre characters as he makes his way through a surreal, Technicolor world.
View the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ti1W7Zu8j9k
The Wombats – “Murph” (lead guitar, lead vocals, keyboards), Dan Haggis (drums, backing vocals) and Tord Øverland-Knudsen (bass, backing vocals) – will be making their US television debut on March 16 on Jimmy Kimmel Live! performing their first U.S. single “Tokyo (Vampires & Wolves).” The track, which reached Top 20 in the UK, was a BBC Radio 1 “Single of the Week” and has already gone gold in the UK and Australia, with its witty, tongue-in-cheek, rock stars on rampage video now at over 1.4 million YouTube plays.
Recorded at NRG Recording Studios in Los Angeles, This Modern Glitch was produced with Rich Costey (Muse, Franz Ferdinand, Bloc Party) and Eric Valentine (Queens of the Stone Age, Lostprophets), with additional production prowess contributed by super-producers Jacknife Lee (U2, Snow Patrol, R.E.M.), Butch Walker (Fall Out Boy, The Donnas, Weezer).
Following the release of their debut album, The Wombats proudly present… A Guide To Love, Loss and Desperation, the band’s ascendency continued unabated. The album produced a string of smash dancefloor singles – “Kill The Director,” “Let’s Dance To Joy Division” and “Backfire At The Disco – and propelled the band to become Liverpool’s biggest musical export in well over a decade.
This Modern Glitch Track Listing:
Our Perfect Disease
Tokyo (Vampires and Wolves)
Jump Into The Fog
Last Night I Dreamt…
Schumacher The Champagne
Extra content for the iTunes version:
Track by Track video
The Wombats upcoming US dates:
Tue, May 31 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
Wed, Jun 1 – Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
Fri, Jun 3 – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw (Popscene)