Vancouver dance-rock outfit Sex with Strangers teased the follow-up to 2014's You Know Something We Don't? earlier this year with a pair of new singles and an EP entitled Space & Time, and full details for the band's next full-length have now arrived.
Titled Discourse, the new record is due out on October 18. It marks the band's sixth studio album together, and hears them solidifying the mission statement they've always stuck to — that change and new experiences should be the only constants.
Staying true to that sentiment, the group took a different approach to the latest LP, collaborating with producer Jason Corbett and channelling new wave and post-punk for a darker '80s-esque sound.
"During the songwriting process, it's easy to become attached to the original vision for each song," lead vocalist Hatch Benedict explained in a statement. "When that vision is challenged — and in some cases turned completely on its head — you can either submit to your stubbornness, or embrace a new way of looking at an idea. Jason had a way of pushing us out of our comfort zone while still respecting the core elements of who we are. It's exactly where we thrive as a band."
You can get the first glimpse of the new material by checking out the video premiere of "Gift of Fear." The clip was directed by Tobias Schuch and pairs the shoegaze-y tune with artfully out-of-focus, shadowy shots. Watch it below.
2. Gift of Fear
3. Wave in the Clowns
4. Forget What You Know
5. Blood Lust
7. Tous les Trous
9. Beth II
10. Endless Summer