Wild Beasts fourth album, Present Tense, is out today (2/25) via Domino. While decidedly more synth-heavy than anything they've done before, the record is still very much in the band's lusty, decadent universe. The album's second single, "Sweet Spot," is maybe its best song, with the signature interplay between vocalists Hayden Thorpe and Tom Flemming in full effect. You can stream it below. The band also recently made a mix for FACT which opens with them covering Leonard Cohen's "Hey That's No Way to Say Goodbye" and you can stream that below too.
The band will be in the US next week, playing Brooklyn's Music Hall of Williamsburg on March 4. That show is sold out, but if you didn't get tickets we've got two pair to give away. Details are below.
Meanwhile, Wild Beasts will be doing an in-store set at Other Music the day before their MHOW show (Monday, 3/3) at 8 PM. That's free and open to the public. Flyer for their NYC appearances, "Sweet Spot" and FACT mix streams, as well as contest details, below...
Wild Beasts - Sweet Spot
Wild Beasts - FACT Mix tracklist:
John Tavener - The Lamb
Wild Beasts - Hey That's No Way to Say Goodbye (Leonard Cohen cover)
Cocteau Twins and Harold Budd - Why do you Love me
Siegfried Sasson - The Dug Out, Everyone Sang
Haddaway - What is Love
The Blue Nile - Over the Hillside
Lil B - Flowers Rise (instrumental)
The Books - Be Good to Them Always
Burzum - Tour Around the Transcendental Columns of Singularity
Shirley Collins - Brigg Fair
Allan Holdsworth - Tokyo Dream (live)
Oneohtrix Point Never - Child Soldier
Kate bush - Sexual Healing (phone recording)
Talk Talk - I Believe In You
Cocteau Twins - Cherry-Coloured Funk
For a chance at winning a pair of tickets to see WILD BEASTS AT MUSIC HALL OF WILLIAMSBURG: either tweet something that includes both @BrooklynVegan AND "WILD BEASTS" in the tweet, or send an email to BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM with the subject line "ARTIST". Include your first and last name in the email. We'll pick a winner at random and contact them with more details. If you enter by email, it will not be shared with anyone else. Good luck!