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Having always featured a revolving door of collaborators, this Postdata effort hears Murphy working with Frightened Rabbit‘s Grant Hutchison and Andy Monaghan, as well as his Wintersleep bandmates Loel Campbell and Tim D’Eon, and Blonde Redhead‘s Simone Pace. The record was produced by Tony Doogan.
Thematically, the new songs toy with the notions of familiarity and mystery, as well as the duality between “the desire for warmth and community, and the burrowing, unavoidable reality that, one day, it will be no more.”
“You go through a lot of different emotions,” Murphy explained in a statement. “Getting older is a theme that’s present in a lot of the writing.”
The first listen to Let’s Be Wilderness has arrived with a pair of album tracks. Scroll past the complete album tracklisting to stream both “Evil” and “Black Cloud” down below. The album is currently available for pre-order here.
You’ll also find Postdata’s upcoming live itinerary listed below.
Let’s Be Wilderness:
2. Black Cloud
5. Erase Your Heart
8. Fields and Valleys
9. Cling To Me
05/26 Toronto, ON – The Drake
05/28 Hamilton ON — The Casbah
05/31 Halifax, NS – The Seahorse Tavern
06/01 Fredericton, NB – The Capital Complex
06/02 Moncton, NB – Tide & Boar