Wild Beasts | 01/07/14

Image: Present Tense

We're proud to announce Present Tense, the fourth album from Wild Beasts out February 25th, 2014 and the followup to 2011’s critically acclaimed Smother. Present Tense takes 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 (vocals, guitar, keys, bass), Tom Fleming (vocals, guitar, bass, keys), Chris Thorpe (drums) and Ben Little (guitar, keys) 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.

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 while retaining the thrilling idiosyncrasies that have made them so beloved over the course of three beguiling and beautiful albums to date.

Watch the video for album opener 'Wanderlust' directed by Barcelona-based collective NYSU below.

Pre-order the CD, standard or deluxe vinyl of Present Tense from the Domino Mart and receive an instant mp3 download of 'Wanderlust.' The deluxe vinyl contains a bonus 12" featuring remixes of Wanderlust from the Field and Factory Floor. The remixes along with an instant mp3 download of 'Wanderlust' are available digitally to pre-order now with the album on iTunes.

The band will be playing select dates in New York, Los Angeles, and Mexico City following the release of Present Tense. Tickets are on sale now.

02-18 Paris, FR - Nouveau Casino
03-04 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall Of Williamsburg [BUY TICKETS]
03-06 Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour [BUY TICKETS]
03-08 Mexico City, MX - El Plaza Condesa
03-26 Manchester, UK - Albert Hall
03-27 Glasgow, UK - Arches
03-29 Dublin, IE - Olympia
03-30 Bristol, UK - Academy 1
03-31 Cambridge, UK - Corn Exchange
04-01 London, UK - Brixton Academy
04-03 Amsterdam, NL - Melkweg
04-04 Rotterdam, NL - Motel Mozaique Festival
04-05 Cologne, DE - Gebaude
04-06 Berline, DE - Lido
04-07 Hamburg, DE - Knust
04-09 Munich, DE - Strom
04-10 Milan, IT - Elita Festival @ Teatro Franco Parenti
04-11 Lyon, FR - Marche-Gare
04-12 Zurich, CH - Plaza Club
04-13 Lille, FR - Aeronef
04-15 Brussels, BE - Orangerie