Heavy shoegaze pioneers Failure have announced a new album, Wild Type Droid, due December 3 via Failure Music (pre-order). The first single is "Headstand," which feels like classic Failure without feeling a retread of what they did in the '90s, and it's got a nice psychedelic edge to it too. "To me, it captures a lot of the new musical approaches and techniques we were going for on this album, but somehow is still quintessential Failure," said Ken Andrews. "We’ve been together long enough to know that some of our best ideas come directly from these experimental sessions. For this album, we simply cultivated that methodology for a much longer time than we have in the past. It brought out the trio aspect of the band. There was a feeling we could really push the individual parts further away from each other and let the more interesting and challenging combinations take center stage."

About the new song, Greg Edwards adds, "The lyrics come from my earliest memory of spacing-out in my room when I was seven, trying to conceive of infinity and watching the dust falling through the bars of sunlight pouring through my blinds. I had heard that a lot of that dust was made up of skin cells and that really stuck with me. It’s kind of a love song to those bizarre innocent moments of solitude."

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Water with Hands
A Lifetime of Joy
Bring Back the Sound
Mercury Mouth
Long Division
Bad Translation
Half Moon


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