The Kooks to Release "Junk of the Heart" on September 13th
Wed, 01 Jun 2011 13:22:18
Get Kooky! The Kooks will release their eagerly anticipated new album, Junk of the Heart, on September 13th on Astralwerks Records, preceded by the release of a debut single of the same name on July 11th. Additionally, the band is proud to announce a limited and exclusive round of US tour dates in June!
Written by The Kooks, produced by Tony Hoffer (Beck, Air, Belle & Sebastian), and recorded in The Sound Factory (Los Angeles) and Sarm Studios (London), the band's third album sees them consolidating their position as a bona fide album band with trademark breeziness and catchy hooks.
Kicking off with a dramatic breakbeat, the opening track builds across acoustic guitar and warm washes of synth before collapsing into a chorus you'll be singing for days. It shows, that despite the change in their influences, the band still have a firm grasp on how to write killer hooks and pop songs without compare.
"It's upbeat; an album to play in the sun," explained frontman Luke Pritchard of the forthcoming 12 song collection, "What we really wanted to do was build a proper, full album. Something you can listen to from front to back. We're an album band and this is a journey you come on with us."
Junk of the Heart follows the Kooks' multi-platinum debut, Inside In/Inside Out which came out in 2006.
The Kooks US Live Dates:
6/22 San Francisco Slims
6/23 Los Angeles The Troubadour
6/27 New York Bowery Ballroom
Are you going to check out Junk of the Heart?