Australian trio The Goon Sax will release their second album, We're Not Talking on September 15 via Wichita / Chapter Music. Drummer Riley Jones is writing songs this time out, too, and her voice (both creative and actual) joins James Harrison and Louis Forster's for a new element to The Goon Sax's appealing, strummy sound. The first single is "She Knows," a song more breathless and urgent than anything on their debut. With its violin, "She Knows" may remind some of Louis' father, Robert Forster's band, The Go-Betweens, though this one was was written and sung by James. He says:

"She Knows" has become a very fast song, which took us a lot of practise to be able to finally hit and strum our instruments fast enough, with a lot of string breaking. I hope it makes people energetic and excited to listen to, its a song about losing hope, stubbornness and heartache. Im not sure if its our saddest song, but maybe if you lock yourself in your room for a couple of days and only listen to it you might not feel so happy, it is also okay if you feel happy to this song! Even better!!!

"She Knows" bodes well for the album and you can listen to that below.

As mentioned, The Goon Sax are getting ready to visit the U.S. for the first time, playing Chicago, Los Angeles and Brooklyn, the latter at Union Pool on June 6 (tickets). All tour dates are listed, along with album art and tracklist, below.

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WE'RE NOT TALKING TRACKLISTING
1. Make Time 4 Love
2. Love Lost
3. She Knows
4. Losing Myself
5. Somewhere In Between
6. Strange Light
7. Sleep EZ
8. We Can't Win
9. A Few Times Too Many
10. Now You Pretend
11. Get Out
12. Til The End

THE GOON SAX - 2018 TOUR DATES
Tue. May 22 - Berlin, DE @ Kantine am Berghain w/ Frankie Cosmos
Wed. May 23 - Hamburg, DE @ Aalhaus w/ Frankie Cosmos
Thu. May 24 - Ghent, BE @ DOKbox w/ Frankie Cosmos
Sat. May 26 - Paris, FR @ Petit Bain w/ Frankie Cosmos
Mon. May 28 - Manchester, UK @ Gorilla w/ Frankie Cosmos
Tue. May 29 - London, UK @ Sebright Arms
Fri. June 1 - Sun. June 3 - Chicago, IL @ Do Division Street Fest
Sun. June 3 - Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
Wed. June 6 - Brooklyn, NY @ Union Pool
Sun. June 10 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo (PART TIME PUNKS)