There Is No Year is the name of Algiers’ upcoming album, but there is a release date: Jan. 17, 2020. The Band To Watch prefaced their The Underside Of Power follow-up with a searing standalone piece called “Can The Sub_Bass Speak?” and then began rolling it out with “Dispossession.” And now they’ve got another track out that wasn’t on the announced There Is No Year tracklist.
Today’s new Algiers song, “Void,” is part of the Adult Swim Singles series, but it’s also beed added to the end of the new album’s tracklist and makes for one rousing conclusion. It leans into the noisy garage-rock side of the band’s sound, speeding ahead at a dangerous tempo and reminding us that former Bloc Party drummer Matt Tong — the guy who dropped bombs all over Silent Alarm — is now playing with Algiers. “Got to find a way to get out of it!” Franklin James Fisher howls.
UPDATE: And a day later, here’s the “Void” video, directed by Ian Cone. Watch below.
There Is No Year is out 1/17 on Matador. Pre-order it here.