Brooklyn's austere, baroque The New Lines are back with their third album, Love and Cannibalism, which is out Friday, December 2 via Feral Child. With Hewson Chen's other band, Lake Ruth, also mining krautrock and Broadcast-y territory, he takes The New Lines in a more jangly pop direction a la The Byrds, or maybe The Clientele, though he hasn't put the harpsichord and analog synths in storage just yet. Lyrically, the record was concieved as "a series of vignettes concerning a child mourning the death of a companion; the child's fantasy about reviving the dead; and a series of hallucinogenic visions on religious strife and the order of the universe resulting from the child's nascent forays into the occult." We're premiering a stream of the whole album and you can listen, and watch the video for "Weatherman's Apology," below.

No live dates for The New Lines at the moment. Stay tuned.

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The New Lines - Love and Cannibalism tracklist:
1 - In Which a Child Consults the Occult to Revive his Dead Cat 1
2 - Weatherman's Apology
3 - Mass Observation
4 - Ventriloquism
5 - Cayetano's Prayer
6 - The Phylactery's Lesson
7 - In Which a Child Consults the Occult to Revive his Dead Cat 2
8 - Because No One Knows
9 - It's Not All in your Head
10 - Love and Cannibalism
11 - Cayetano's Answer
12 - Johnny Appleseed
13 - The Fateful Exposition of Captain Socko