The Dears back with ‘stripped down’ new album

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The Dears have revealed all about their “stripped down” new album.

Frontman Murray Lightburn has been talking about the follow-up to 2004’s ‘No Cities Left’ in a posting on the band’s official MySpace page. It’s called ‘Gang Of Losers’ and will be out at the end of August.

Speaking about the record, Lightburn said: “We are really proud and are very much looking forward to everyone playing the crap out of it. As clichéd as this may sound, it’s by far the ‘best work we’ve ever done.’

“But seriously, it doesn’t sound like anything else and it’s pretty relentless. As (I think) we’ve mentioned before, it is somewhat of a stripped down, raw affair. There is French horn in 2 songs and saxophone in another. Though there is some mellotron-ny stuff, there are no real violins, violas or cellos. I guess that means that we’re no longer ‘orchestral’.”

A single is expected in June.

The tracklisting is:

‘Sinthintro’

‘Ticket To Immortality’

‘Death Or Life We Want You’

‘Hate Then Love’

‘There Goes My Outfit’

‘Bandwagoneers’

‘Fear Made The World Go Round’

‘You And I Are A Gang Of Losers’

‘Whites Only Party’

‘Ballad Of Humankindness’

‘I Fell Deep’

‘Find Our Way To Freedom’

The Dears have just played the Coachella festival in California, and return to the UK to play the 02 Wireless Festival in London’s Hyde Park on June 25. They also play V Festival over the weekend of August 19-20.