Photo: Piper Ferguson
Resilient and hard hitting rock n’ roll outfit, White Lung are set to release their third album Deep Fantasy via Domino Recording Co. on June 17th. The band is every bit as confrontational as before, but they’ve managed to open their sound up just enough to draw listeners in before kicking them in the face. (In a good way.)
After a year plus of near constant touring behind Sorry – which won raves from Pitchfork,Rolling Stone and Interview – White Lung slimmed to a trio in the studio; vocalist Mish Way, drummer Anne-Marie Vassiliou and guitarist Kenneth William. Deep Fantasy was made primarily in Vancouver with producer Jesse Gander (who also did both Sorry and their 2010 debut It’s the Evil) in just two, ten day-long sessions at the end of last year and the start of this one. William handled bass duties on Fantasy while Wax Idols’ Hether Fortune will take up bass and backing vocal duties on tour for the foreseeable future.
Way is more provocative and melodic than ever on Fantasy, lyrically surveying addiction (“Drown With the Monster”), body dysmorphia (“Snake Jaw”) and sexual dynamics (“Down It Goes,”) amongst other dinner table topics. William, a devotee of Johnny Marr “plays with the speed of an 80s hardcore dude” whirled in Vassiliou’s relentless and seemingly effortless approach to drumming.
HEAR MISH’S PLAYLIST: ‘SONGS THAT INSPIRED DEEP FANTASY‘ HERE
Domino Recording Co.
June 17, 2014
Digital / CD / LP / Limited LP
Deep Fantasy will be available June 17th through Dom Mart.
You may pre-order the album HERE.
There will only be 1,000 Limited Edition LPS for the entire world which consists of 150 gram Coke Bottle Clear vinyl and a 9″x24″ folded screen-printed poster. Also – randomly selected, limited to 50 LPs, will receive a ‘zine’ designed by White Lung!
1 – Drown With The Monster
2 – Down It Goes
3 – Snake Jaw
4 – Face Down
5 – I Believe You
6 – Wrong Star
7 – Just For You
8 – Sycophant
9 – Lucky One
10 – In Your Home
White Lung Live Dates:
5/10: The Great Escape Festival – Brighton, UK
5/11: Louisiana – Bristol, UK
5/13: Molotow – Hamburg, Germany
5/14: Magnet – Berlin, Germany
5/15: Futrum – Prague, Czech Rep
5/16: Arena at Dreiraum – Vienna, Austria
5/17: Strom – Munich, Germany
5/18: 1210 – Stuttgart, Germany
5/20: MTC – Cologne, Germany
5/21: DB’s – Utrecht, Holland
5/22: 100 Club – London, UK
5/26: Gold Sounds Fest – Leeds, UK
6/24: Golden Tea House – Philadelphia, PA
6/25: Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY
6/26: Mercury Lounge – New York, NY
6/27: Le Divan Orange – Montreal, QC
6/29: The Garrison – Toronto, ON
7/25: Fuji Rock Festival – Niigata, Japan
- White Lung sign to Domino Recording Co; check out new single
- Listen to new track from White Lung 'Snake Jaw'; 7" out next week on Domino Recording Co.
- White Lung release 'Face Down' video; 'Deep Fantasy' out Jun.17 on Domino Recording Co.
- White Lung release 'In Your Home' video and more US tour dates; new album out now on Domino
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