Stream: Wild Beasts’ new album Boy King

Present Tense follow-up helmed by renowned producer John Congleton


    On August 5th, Wild Beasts will put out a new album titled Boy King via Domino. In anticipation, it’s streaming in full over at Apple Music.

    The 10-track collection marks the indie rockers’ fifth studio effort following 2014’s Present Tense. It was recorded in Dallas, Texas with renowned producer John Congleton (St. Vincent, Explosions in the Sky).

    “It became apparent that that guitar almost became the character within the songs, that phallic character, the all-conquering male,” frontman Hayden Thorpe said of the LP. “I’m letting my inner Byron fully out, I thought I’d tucked him away, but he came screaming back like the Incredible Hulk.”

    He added, “I think Boy King is an apocalyptic record. It’s about swimming in the abyss. When you think about sex, you’ve got to think about death, they’re one and the same.”


    The forthcoming LP was preceded by early singles “Get My Bang”, “Celestial Creatures”, “Tough Guy”, and “Big Cat”. Watch the video for the latter below.

    Boy King Tracklist:
    01. Big Cat
    02. Tough Guy
    03. Alpha Female
    04. Get My Bang
    05. Celestial Creatures
    06. 2BU
    07. He The Colossus
    08. Ponytail
    09. Eat Your Heart Out Adonis
    10. Dreamliner

    Update — Thursday, August 4th at 10:40 a.m. CT: Wild Beasts have announced a US tour in support of Boy King.

    Wild Beasts 2016 Tour Dates:
    08/10 – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right
    11/03 – Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room
    11/05 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey
    11/06 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
    11/09 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
    11/10 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
    11/11 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat
    11/13 – Boston, MA @ Middle East (Downstairs)
    11/14 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
    11/16 – New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge
    11/17 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts

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