Baltimore experimental pop band Lower Dens have announced the release of their fourth studio album 'The Competition'
The follow-up to 2015’s Escape From Evilwill be released onSeptember 6 via Ribbon Music. Pre-order your copy here.
According to the press release, The Competition is a pop album with a concept both emotionally and politically urgent, dealing with modern capitalism and its psychotic effects. Its 11 songs range in scope from the personal to the political, but overall express an epiphany: you need radical and unquestioning compassion for yourself if you’re to reimagine what society could be.
Speaking about the album, lead singer Jana Hunter says: “The issues that have shaped my life, for better or for worse, have to do with coming from a family and a culture that totally bought into this competitive mindset. I was wild and in a lot of pain as a kid; home life was very bleak, and pop songs were a guaranteed escape to a mental space where beauty, wonder, and love were possible. I wanted to write songs that might have the potential to do that."
Check out the album's tracklist and watch the video for their new single "Young Republicans", below.
The Competition Tracklist:
02. Hand of God
03. Two Faced Love
04. Young Republicans
05. Real Thing
06. Buster Keaton
07. I Drive
08. Simple Life
09. Empire Sundown
10. Lucky People
11. In Your House
Liam Gallagher (former Oasis and Beady Eye frontman) has returned with his new single "Shockwave".
The song is the first to be taken from Gallagher’s forthcoming sophomore solo release 'Why Me? Why Not'. Buy it here.
Speaking about his return to music, Gallagher said, "I’m buzzing. Buzzing to be alive, buzzing to be making tunes, raring to go. It’s nice to be back with some music because it means I can get out there, play some gigs and give some people some stick because that is what I do. Let’s face it, it’s boring without me."