British dance-pop artist Tom Vek will return June 10th with his new record Luck, due out on Moshi Moshi Records. A week ahead of the official release, the album is streaming in full below.
Vek first turned heads with his debut record, 2005’s We Have Sound. There was a five year wait before his sophomore followup, Leisure Seizure, which gave the musician a chance to grow his sound and mature. On the self-produced Luck, Vek perfects his sing-talk lyrical delivery and his unique brand of driving experimental sounds, a marriage of cacophonous production and twenty-tens attitude.
Over the album’s 11 tracks, Vek explores the commonly felt emotions of someone who has largely grown up in the new millennium: anxiety, anger, loneliness, and perhaps most of all, confusion. But instead of attacking these feelings from the perspective of a rebellious youth, the 33-year-old Vek brings his years of life and musical experience to the songs.
A press release for the record says, “As ever, Vek delivers an album that eludes straightforward definition. The ʻgarage rock for the Pro Tools generation,ʼ as he puts it, is alive and well, only now it is met with the most ostentatious production and some of the biggest beats of Vekʼs career.” You can hear those sounds on tracks like the ’90’s rock-alluding “Trying To Do Better”, the chaotic “Broke”, and the jittery “The Tongue Avoids the Teeth”. Listen to it all below.
Pre-orders for the album are going on now.
01. How Am I Meant to Know
02. Sherman (Animals in the Jungle)
04. Pushing Your Luck
05. Ton of Bricks
06. Trying to Do Better
07. The Girl You Wouldn’t Leave For…
08. A Mistake
09. You’ll Stay
10. The Tongue Avoids the Teeth
11. Let’s Pray