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The Joy Formidable announce new album, Hitch, share “The Last Thing On My Mind” — watch

on January 26, 2016, 10:00am

Last July, The Joy Formidable emerged from hibernation with two gifts for their fans: an excellent cover of the Twin Peaks theme song, and news that a new album was on the horizon. Today, they’ve returned with details of that forthcoming LP. Titled Hitch, it’s slated for a March 25th release through the band’s own C’Mon Lets Drift/Caroline Records.

As The Joy Formidable told Consequence of Sound over the summer, the follow-up to 2013’s Wolf’s Law was recorded primarily in their Red Brick studio in North Wales. “We’ve taken our time, made something special,” they said at the time.

Our first taste of the new full-length comes courtesy of “The Last Thing On My Mind”. The lead single plays out like smoky rocker, and comes with its own booty-filled music video. Frontwoman Rhiannon “Ritzy” Bryan explained the concept behind both the track and clip:

“It’s a song about freedom, about feeling alive & a part of that is about sexual liberation too, which is why we wanted to make a music video from the perspective of a heterosexual female gaze. It shows men in many forms, being free, being sexy, being watched, it’s beautiful and provocative and is some small attempt to re-address the existing imbalance of perspective and nudity in music videos.”

Watch the visual below, followed by the album’s tracklist and the band’s upcoming tour schedule, which includes a US leg and a number of South American festival appearances.

Hitch Tracklist:
01. A Second in White
02. Radio of Lips
03. The Last Thing on My Mind
04. Liana
05. The Brook
06. It’s Started
07. The Gift
08. Running Hands With the Night
09. Fog (Black Windows)
10. Underneath the Petal
11. Blowing Fire
12. Don’t Let Me Know

The Joy Formidable 2016 Tour Dates:
02/21 – Manchester, UK @ The Deaf Institute
02/22 – Cardiff, UK @ Clwb Ifor Bach
02/23 – London, UK @ Oslo
02/24 – Birmingham, UK @ The Rainbow Courtyard
02/25 – Glasgow, UK @ King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut
03/10 – Bogota, CO @ Festival Estereo Picnic
03/12 – Sao Paulo, BR @ Lollapalooza Brazil
03/18 – Buenos Aires, AR @ Lollapalooza Argentina
03/19 – Santiago, CL @ Lollapalooza Chile
03/28 – West Hollywood, CA @ The Roxy Theatre
03/29 – West Hollywood, CA @ The Roxy Theatre
03/30 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
04/01 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
04/02 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
04/05 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
04/06 – Chicago, IL @ Double Door
04/07 – Iowa City, IA @ Mission Creek Festival
04/08 – Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge
04/10 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theater
04/12 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
04/13 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
04/14 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
04/15 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
05/12-14 – Wrexham, UK @ FOCUS Wales
05/27 – Napa, CA @ BottleRock Napa Valley

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