Deap Vally share new single ‘Smile More’, announce album ‘Femejism’

The pair’s first album in three years will land on September 16

Deap Vally have revealed details of their first album in three years, entitled ‘Femejism’, as well as sharing the first music from it, ‘Smile More’. You can listen to it below.

The Californian duo’s new album will be released on September 16, and Deap Vally have worked with Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Nick Zinner on it. ‘Femejism’ follows ‘Sistrionix’, which the pair released in 2013.

Speaking about working with Zinner on their new album in an Instagram post last year, the band wrote, “Nick, it’s been a true honor and an epic adventure making this record with you. Thank you for inspiring us, pushing us to be our best, and for putting up with us. Thank you for sharing your magic with us. We kind of can’t believe it’s over. We love you and will miss you.”

Shortly after, Deap Vally returned with ‘Royal Jelly’, which was recorded when drummer/vocalist Julie Edwards was five months pregnant and came with a video directed by Jess Holzworth (who’s also directed videos for Basement Jaxx, Wild Belle and two earlier Deap Vally outings), with the song intended as “a celebration of strong, creative women”.

That came after it was revealed that Deap Vally frontwoman Lindsey Troy was set to become a touring member of punk band White Lung last year, playing bass with the group on their North American tour dates, which included support slots with Refused and appearances at California’s Desert Daze, New York’s Governors Ball festival and Toronto’s NXNE.