Published Apr 30, 2014Several months after Cerebral Ballzy announced sophomore set Jaded & Faded would arrive sometime in 2014, the New York punk unit have finally fit the LP with a release date. The album will come out in Canada on June 17 through Dine Alone Records, with Julian Casablancas' Cult Records handling the release in the U.S.
As previously reported, the Brooklyn quintet tracked the set with in with producer/TV on the Radio soundscaper Dave Sitek last year in Texas, and the LP is said to hover around themes of "broken homes and broken bones." A new interview with the band reveals that they worked at not just repeating the template found on their 2011 self-titled debut.
"We didn't want to write the same album with different song titles," drummer Tom Kogut revealed to Rolling Stone. "We went into writing a lot of the songs with no set plans. We're going for this punky abrasive sound done with such a casual melody."
The 13-song album features previously premiered material like "City's Girl," and "Better in Leather," with the outfit now unveiling the mid-tempo, somewhat vintage Bad Brains-styled "Lonely as America." You can check out that track and another recent preview, quickie blitz "Speed Wobbles," down below.
Cerebral Ballzy are currently out on tour in North America with OFF! and have a gig coming up at Toronto's Mod Club on June 10 as part of CMW. You'll find the details down below, and the info on a summer European trip over here.
Jaded & Faded:
1. Another Day
2. Fake I.D
3. Parade of Idiots
4. Better In Leather
5. City's Girl
6. Lonely As America
8. Speed Wobbles
9. Fast Food
10. Off With Your Head
11. Pretty In The City
12. Be Your Toy
13. All I Ever Wanted
05/07 Minneapolis, MN - The Triple Rock*
05/08 Chicago, IL - The Bottom Lounge*
05/09 Detroit, MI - Small's 2H*
05/10 Toronto, ON - Mod Club (CMW)*
05/12 Asbury Park, NJ - Asbury Lanes*
05/15 Baltimore, MD - The Ottobar*
05/16 Philadelphia, PA - The First Unitarian Church*
05/17 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom*
05/18 Cambridge, MA - The Middle East*
05/20 Nashville, TN - Exit/In*
05/22 Houston, TX - Fitzgerald's*
05/23 Dallas, TX - Club Dada*
05/24 Albuquerque, NM - Launchpad*
05/26 Las Vegas, NV - Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival*
* with OFF!