Published Aug 20, 2014Montreal post-punk act Ought achieved massive acclaim with the release of their debut album More Than Any Other Day. Rather than rest on their laurels, they've maintained a serious work ethic, touring relentlessly and now completing a follow-up EP.
Called Once More with Feeling, the EP's four songs were recorded at Montreal's Hotel2Tango earlier this summer.
Initially, the release was going to be a tour-only EP and would feature early recordings from before the band were signed. Instead, they rerecorded their early songs, recorded a new one ("New Calm Pt. 3") and shared an out take from their More Than Any Other Day session ("Waiting").
A press release promises "nostalgia and balladry," "feverish revival-tent testifying" and "improv/abstraction."
Constellation Records will issue Once More with Feeling on October 28. The release will be available as a 10-inch record and digital download. You can stream "Pill" below as part of Constellation's Fall 2014 Sampler. It's the third of three tracks.
As for Ought's tour dates, they've still got a long road ahead of them. Their full tour itinerary is included below.
Once More with Feeling:
2. New Calm Pt. 2
3. New Calm Pt. 3
08/21 Ottawa, ON - House of Targ (Arboretum Festival)
09/23 Winnipeg, MB - Union Sound Hall
09/24 Saskatoon, SK - Amigos
09/25 Edmonton, AB - Pawn Shop
09/27 Calgary, AB - The Palomino
09/29 Vancouver, BC - The Media Club
09/30 Victoria, BC - Lucky Bar
10/01 Seattle, WA - Barboza
10/02 Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
10/04 San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill
10/06 San Diego, CA - Soda Bar
10/07 Los Angeles, CA - Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock
10/11 Indianapolis, IN - The Hi-Fi
10/12 Columbus, OH - The Basement
10/29 Nantes, FR - Soy Festival
10/30 Paris, FR - Pitchfork Festival
10/31 Vendome, FR - Rockomotives Festival
11/01 Limoges, FR - Le Phare
11/04 Zurich, CH - Ziegel Oh Lac / Rote Fabrik
11/05 Dudingen, CH - Bad Bonn
11/06 Milano, IT - Ohibo
11/07 Rome, IT - Circolo Degli Artisi
11/08 Bologna, IT - Covo
11/09 Vienna, AT - Rhiz
11/11 Berlin, DE - Privatclub
11/12 Hamburg, DE - Uebel & Gefahrlich
11/13 Cologne, DE - King Georg
11/15 Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social Club
11/16 Glasgow, UK - CCA
11/17 Dubline, IE - Workman's Club
11/18 Manchester, UK - Sound Control
11/19 London, UK - Scala
11/20 Brussels, BE - Ancienne Belgique
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