Monday, February 18, 2008

The Futureheads - The Beginning of the Twist

The Futureheads' sophomore album News & Tributes was a bit of a disappointment for a lot of fans, and although it had some highlights, I have to admit that it was nowhere near as thrilling or electric as their self-titled debut. But fear not Futurehead-heads... their next record is shaping up to be a fine return to form, bringing back the manic energy and angular hooks that we first fell in love with. This Is Not The World is the name of the album, which will be released on their own label Nul Records this May in the U.K. A North American date is still TBA, and in fact, I'm not sure if they're still on Vagrant in the U.S., or if they were dropped there at the same time that 679 Recordings ended their contract.

"The Beginning of the Twist" will be the first single from the new album, available on CD, vinyl, and as a digital download on March 10th. "Broke Up the Time" is another new song that they released as a free download towards the end of last year. If these tracks don't get you excited, I don't know what will!

» Bonus Track: Broke Up the Time

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