Stream: Wild Beasts’ new album Boy King

Present Tense follow-up helmed by renowned producer John Congleton


On August 5th, Wild Beasts will put out a new album titled Boy King via Domino. In anticipation, it’s streaming in full over at Apple Music.

The 10-track collection marks the indie rockers’ fifth studio effort following 2014’s Present Tense. It was recorded in Dallas, Texas with renowned producer John Congleton (St. Vincent, Explosions in the Sky).

“It became apparent that that guitar almost became the character within the songs, that phallic character, the all-conquering male,” frontman Hayden Thorpe said of the LP. “I’m letting my inner Byron fully out, I thought I’d tucked him away, but he came screaming back like the Incredible Hulk.”

He added, “I think Boy King is an apocalyptic record. It’s about swimming in the abyss. When you think about sex, you’ve got to think about death, they’re one and the same.”

The forthcoming LP was preceded by early singles “Get My Bang”, “Celestial Creatures”, “Tough Guy”, and “Big Cat”. Watch the video for the latter below.

Boy King Tracklist:
01. Big Cat
02. Tough Guy
03. Alpha Female
04. Get My Bang
05. Celestial Creatures
06. 2BU
07. He The Colossus
08. Ponytail
09. Eat Your Heart Out Adonis
10. Dreamliner

Update — Thursday, August 4th at 10:40 a.m. CT: Wild Beasts have announced a US tour in support of Boy King.

Wild Beasts 2016 Tour Dates:
08/10 – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right
11/03 – Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room
11/05 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey
11/06 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
11/09 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
11/10 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
11/11 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat
11/13 – Boston, MA @ Middle East (Downstairs)
11/14 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
11/16 – New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge
11/17 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts

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