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Bay Area post-punks The World prep debut LP (stream it)


Oakland, CA’s The World, who share a couple members with Rays, make nervy, danceable indie rock indebted to scratchy, skronky late-’70s postpunk. The elements are recognizable but The World bring an energy, attitude and lyrical point of view to their songs that really sets them apart. It was apparent in their debut EP, last year’s Managerial Material, and even more so on their debut album, First World Record, which is out this week via Upset the Rhythm. Stream the whole thing, and the Managerial Material EP, below.

The World have no North American tour plans at the moment but will be heading to the UK and Europe later this fall. All dates are listed below.

Track listing:

The World – New World Record tracklist
01. Hot Shopper
02. Itch
03. Some Like It Hot
04. Loser
05. Chet Baker
06. Ghost Town
07. Namaste
08. La La Coach
09. Cool
10. New Pearls
11. Gary Panter
12. I Fell In Love With A Slumlord

THE WORLD – 2017 Tour Dates
22/10 – Manchester, UK @ Soup Kitchen with Carla dal Forno
23/10 – Nottingham, UK @ Stuck On A Name with Rattle
24/10 – Salford, UK @ BBC 6 Music Live session with Marc Riley
25/10 – Glasgow, UK @ Transmission with Current Affairs
26/10 – Cardiff, UK @ Undertone
27/10 – London, UK @ The Dome with John Maus and Gary War
29/10 – Toulouse, France @ Les Pavilion Sauvages
31/10 – Lyon, France @ Grnd Zero
01/11 – Bern, Switzerland @ Cafe Kairo
02/11 – Vienna, Austria @ Venster99
03/11 – Krakow, Poland @ TBA
04/11 – Berlin, Germany @ Schokolade
06/11 – Leipzig, Germany @ TIFF
07/11 – Strasbourg, France @ La Laiterie with John Maus
09/11 – Paris, France @ La Mechanique Ondulataire
10/11 – London, UK @ Kamio with Shopping & Gauche
12/11 – London, UK @ Static Shock Festival (New River Studios)

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