CRICKETS, the newish band from JD Samson (Le Tigre, MEN), Roddy Bottum (Faith No More, Imperial Teen) and Michael O'Neil (MEN), will release their self-titled debut album on July 17 which was mixed by Uniform's Ben Greenberg.

“The simplicity and the bare bones with which we afforded ourselves in the process of writing and recording were key to the overall project,” Bottum says. “We went out of our way to limit ourselves to the bare necessities of tools and voices, and then stripped it down even further to achieve a barren and isolated effect. The music is addressing a need in the three of us to simplify and creatively explore the option of making music without the excess of presence of a masculine toxicity in expression and in the studio.”

With the album announce comes new single "Elastic," which is a skronky electro indictment of toxic masculinity, with Samson singing "We all have the power to be the best we can be.”