Four years after the worthy Derdang Derdang, London’s Archie Bronson Outfit are set to followup that last LP’s dark blues/rusty grooved garage rock with a long-awaited third album, titled Coconut. On production is sorta-ex-DFA-dude Tim Goldsworthy, whose stellar C.V. includes the likes of the Rapture and Hercules & Love Affair. You’ll hear some of that dirty and discomfiting dance sensibility creep into Coconut’s first single “Shark’s Tooth”: throbs of bass, scraped guitars, like their rock gut a little grimier and their dance-blues turned a little more to the psych. The official video is a sci-fi odyssey, with effects like Laser Cats and animation via Monty Python. Are we laughing, or are we vexed? “Dart For My Sweetheart” it is not. But it is good.
This is what the band looks like these days when not dressed like the Three Wise Vikings Of The Rings.
Coconut is out 3/23 via Domino. The band’s touring the UK in March, North America in May. For now, a tracklist;
01 “Magnetic Warrior”
02 “Shark’s Tooth”
04 “Wild Strawberries”
061 “You Have A Right To A Mountain Life / 6.2 One Up On Yourself”
07 “Bite It & Believe It”
08 “Hunt You Down”
09 “Harness (Bliss)”
10 “Run Gospel Singer”