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Ought announce new album, Room Inside the World, reveal “These 3 Things” video: Watch

Plus, a lengthy world tour has been mapped out for early 2018

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    Photo by Jenna Ledger

    Ought have announced the details of their third studio effort. Titled Room Inside the World, it’s due out February 16th via their new label home, Merge Records.

    The follow-up 2015’s solid Sun Coming Down was recorded at Rare Book Room in Brooklyn with producer Nicolas Vernhes (Deerhunter, Animal Collective). Along with the usual instruments, vibraphone, drum machines, a 70-piece choir, and “justly intonated synthesizers” were employed in the studio, as the Canadian post-punks explored themes of “identity, connection, survival in a precarious world.”

    Our first taste of Room comes with lead single “These 3 Things” and its corresponding music video, which features mannequins and a host of random objects like leaf blowers and a dirt bike. Directors Jonny Look (Grizzly Bear, Cloud Nothings) and Scottie Cameron talked about the visual in a statement:

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    “Life can be problematic. Everything takes time and energy. We challenged ourselves to create devices of great inconvenience using three items. When initially testing the convenience machines without the human variable, we discovered luxury and success. However, it was sterile. The beauty only came with the unpredictable moments brought by the human element. Being human is better than looking for an easy way out.”

    Watch it below.

    Room Inside the World Artwork:

    608 ought roominsidetheworld 1400 Ought announce new album, Room Inside the World, reveal These 3 Things video: Watch

    Room Inside the World Tracklist:
    01. Into the Sea
    02. Disgraced in America
    03. Disaffection
    04. These 3 Things
    05. Desire
    06. Brief Shield
    07. Take Everything
    08. Pieces Wasted
    09. Alice

    In support, Ought have lined up an extensive tour through Europe and North America, including dates alongside Waxahatchee.

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    Ought 2017-2018 Tour Dates:
    11/03 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar #
    11/04 – Brooklyn, NY @ Silent Barn
    11/05 – Jersey City, NJ @ White Eagle Hall #
    11/07 – Buffalo, NY @ Tralf Music Hall #
    11/08 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Spirit #
    11/09 – Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop #
    11/10 – Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar #
    11/11 – Chattanooga, TN @ Sluggo’s #
    11/12 – Tallahassee, FL @ The Wilbury #
    11/13 – Gainesville, FL @ The Wooly #
    11/14 – Miami, FL @ Gramps #
    11/16 – Orlando, FL @ The Social #
    11/17 – St. Petersburg, FL @ Et Cultural Festival #
    11/18 – Charleston, SC @ The Royal American #
    11/19 – Richmond, VA @ Capital Ale House
    11/20 – Arden, DE @ Arden Gild Hall
    03/06 – Montreal, QC @ Fairmount Theater ^
    03/07 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
    03/09 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
    03/10 – St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway ^
    03/11 – Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room ^
    03/17 – Mesa, AZ @ Underground
    03/18 – Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room
    03/19 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
    03/20 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
    03/22 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
    03/23 – Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey
    03/24 – Vancouver, BC @ The Cobalt
    03/26 – Calgary, AB @ The Palomino
    03/27 – Saskatoon, MB @ Amigo’s Cantina
    03/29 – Winnipeg, MB @ The Good Will Social Club
    03/30 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
    03/31 – Madison, WI @ High Noon
    04/02 – Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups
    04/05 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
    04/06 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
    04/07 – Boston, MA @ The Sinclair
    04/20 – Bristol, UK @ The Exchange
    04/21 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
    04/22 – Glasgow, UK @ Stereo
    04/23 – Birmingham, UK @ Hare & Hounds
    04/24 – London, UK @ Garage
    04/26 – Paris, FR @ Maroquinerie
    04/27 – Nantes, FR @ Stereolux
    04/28 – Bordeaux, FR @ Iboat
    04/30 – Lausanne, CH @ Le Romandie
    05/01 – Winterthur, CH @ Albani
    05/02 – Brussels, BE @ Botanique
    05/03 – Cologne, DE @ Bumann & Sohn
    05/04 – Berlin, DE @ Kantine am Berghain
    05/05 – Copenhagen, DK @ Loppen
    05/07 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso Noord

    # = Waxahatchee
    ^ = w/ Snail Mail

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