Published Apr 10, 2012Having released upwards of 20 releases in their 13 years as a band, garage punk outsiders the Intelligence are a completist's nightmare. Thankfully, it's not all instantly sold-out releases, as they'll release another proper full-length later this year.
The new long-player is called Everybody's Got It Easy But Me, and sees the band re-team with Males producer Chris Woodhouse to help them move past their blown-out sound. The result apparently is a clearer recording without sacrificing any intensity.
The brains behind the Intelligence, Lars Finberg, has recently relocated to Los Angeles from Seattle, but he still returns to the Pacific Northwest from time to time. As a result, there are two separate Intelligence lineups, with one in each city, both of whom contributed to the record. There are also Finberg solo tracks and a bunch of guests, resulting in what a press release calls "the most varied yet cohesive Intelligence album to date."
In the Red will issue Everybody's Got It Easy But Me on May 29.
Everybody's Got It Easy But Me:
1. I Like LA
2. Hippy Provider
3. Evil Is Easy
4. Techno Tuesday
5. The Entertainer
6. Reading And Writing About Partying
7. Dim Limelights
8. (They Found Me On The Back Of) The Galaxy
9. I'm Closed
10. Little Town Flirt
11. Return To Foam
12. Sunny Backyard