Sunderland UK natives The Futureheads are getting set to make a comeback in 2010 with a new album called The Chaos being released June the 1st via NYC label Dovecote Records. I remember how much I loved the The Futureheads self titled 2004 album that came out around the same time that I was heavily into Franz Ferdinand and Bloc Party. These guys were always like their punkier cousins and I loved them and their lead singers distinctive vocal style. They got many plays from me when the indie rock sound was king.
Fast forward to 2010 and I kinda phased out of them for a few years now, but upon hearing their new tracks "Struck Dumb" which has been cleared for posting, plus "Heartbeat Song" which they put out a dating game type video for and I quickly remember why I liked them so. They are quirky and have this amazing energy that they manage to capture in short 2-3 minute bursts. Like a shot of adrenaline to the heart. Only thing is the musical landscape has changed a lot since 2004 so wondering if people will take to the album/band as they once did.
They will heading on a tour across America this Summer (their first US tour in more than 4 yrs) to try and take back some of that initial momentum they had. Here are the first confirmed shows with a West Coast schedule to be announced shortly as well. You can pre-order the album here.
SUMMER TOUR DATES
June 1 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg (Record Release Party!)
June 2 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
June 3 - Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
June 4 - Washington, DC @ Black Cat
June 5 - Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwells
June 7 - Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
June 8 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
June 10 - Toronto, ONT @ Mod Club
June 11 - Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
June 12 - Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
MP3: Struck Dumb - The Futureheads