Ought have signed to Merge and will release their new album, Room Inside the World, via the label on February 16. The Montreal band made the record at Brooklyn's Rare Book Room and cite Eno, Stereolab and Mekons as influences here. The first single is "These 3 Things," which has a little air of goth drama added to Ought's wiry new wave. The dadaist video for the song, directed by Jonny Look and Scottie Cameron, pokes fun at innovations in modern convenience. Watch that below.

The band's tour with Waxahatchee hits Jersey City's White Eagle Hall on Sunday, November 5 (tickets) and the day before they play a sold-out show at Brooklyn's Silent Barn. Ought have also just announced a headline tour for spring 2018 with Flasher (who just played NYC), including a stop at Brooklyn's Music Hall of Williamsburg on April 6. Tickets for that show are currently on AmEx presale and go on sale to the general public on Friday, November 3 at noon.

While they haven't announced plans of playing SXSW, there is a festival-sized hole in their schedule during the same time. Stay tuned. All tour dates are listed below.


Ought - Room Inside the World tracklist
Into the Sea
Disgraced in America
These 3 Things
Brief Shield
Take Everything
Pieces Wasted

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

* w/ Waxahatchee
^ w/ Snail Mail
% w/ Flasher
$ w/ Trace Mountains and Boys Online
# w/ Shame and Grace Vonderkuhn

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