Brisbane trio The Goon Sax have announced the forthcoming release of their third studio album, ‘Mirror II’.
The record will arrive on July 9 through Chapter Music in Australia and Matador everywhere else, marking the band’s first full-length release since signing to the US indie label. To celebrate the announcement, The Goon Sax have released the lead single, ‘In The Stone’, along with a music video directed by Mara Palena.
Listen to the track below:
‘Mirror II’ was recorded in Bristol with production by John Parish, who has previously worked with Aldous Harding and PJ Harvey. According to a statement, the band said the new album offers a sound that is “expansive, more universal, more weird” – similar to the avant-pop stylings found in ‘In The Stone’ – and a step away from the guitar pop elements of their first two records, ‘Up To Anything’ and ‘We’re Not Talking’.
“The first two albums are inherently linked. They had three-word titles; they went together. This one definitely felt like going back to square one and starting again, and that was really freeing,” frontman Louis Forster said in a statement.
Bandmate Riley Jones elaborated: “We lived in a shared house together, this tiny little Queenslander we called ‘Fantasy Planet’, where we wrote the [new] album.
“We were able to go to each other’s rooms and say anything that came to mind and go to the practice room three times a week. It was pretty intense.”
The tracklist for The Goon Sax’s ‘Mirror II’ is:
1. ‘In The Stone’
5. ‘The Chance’
6. ‘Bath Water’
9. ‘Til Dawn’