Clear Vinyl. Nation of Language have attracted an increasing,
international audience with their danceable and impassioned takes on new
wave and post-punk traditions. Their hopeful music-marked by soaring
melodies, blinking synth lines, and frontman Ian Devaney's towering
voice-is a ray of light in an era of anxiety, cynicism, hatred, and
snark. Following the critical acclaim of their 2020 debut album,
Introduction, Presence, and it's 2021 follow-up, A Way Forward, Nation
of Language return with their third studio album, Strange Disciple.
Recorded in the East Williamsburg home studio of their producer Nick
Millhiser (LCD Soundsystem / Holy Ghost!), it is the band's first album
recorded completely to analog tape. The sonic direction of the record
became clear after the band wrote "Sole Obsession," "Spare Me the
Decision," and "Sightseer," all groovy, bass-driven songs that deviate
from the straight-forward drive of A Way Forward. As their bass lines
became more playful and ambulatory, they also relied more on the
electric guitar, which had largely been a background element up until
this point. Strange Disciple is a spiritual, searching record. We follow
a bumpy journey of self-exploration, stumbling on moments of clarity
and wisdom, and then getting tripped up again. It's an invitation to
both celebrate and mourn, find yourself and lose yourself, reflect on
one's infatuations and perhaps even form new ones with these songs.
OUT 8 SEPTEMBER 2023...
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