Coming October 13: King Krule ‘The OOZ’ ; Video for “Dum Surfer” Out Now

King Krule’s long-awaited album ‘The OOZ’ will be released October 13th on True Panther Sounds in North America and XL Recordings in Europe. Those who have been particularly anxious for news about this release will be very happy to see some of the details for the release below (including the 19 song-long tracklisting…) Before you get to to that, here’s some more info about The OOZ.

“One of the most celebrated figureheads on the independent British scene, Archy Marshall returns with the dense, sprawling The OOZ, the much anticipated follow up to his debut Six Feet Beneath the Moon. Drifting and seeping through the cracks of South London like the album title, King Krule casts an unflinching eye over his kingdom, transforming his observations of all the disorientation and heartbreak of his youth into piercing narratives and poetry that are both startlingly honest and brutally beautiful. With The OOZ, Marshall finally takes the crown as poet laureate for the dazed and confused generation, painting a bleak and sometimes harrowing picture of a rapidly splintering city.

Where Six Feet Beneath the Moon, released in 2013, was a rigorous, rambling excavation of Marshall’s expansive body of work to date, The OOZ snaps into focus quickly and sharply, his modus operandi coming into view almost immediately. Over jazzy curlicues and guitars, the opener “Biscuit Town” sets out its stall irresistibly as Marshall sings about rapidly disintegrating romance and personal dissolution with acute, almost painful detail. These wrenching themes of self-annihilation and fraying relationships seem inextricably linked in Marshall’s eyes – once you lose yourself to someone else, you inevitably wind up losing yourself completely when they leave – and recur in other tracks.

Why’d you leave me? Because of my depression? You used to complete me but I guess I learnt a lesson” he spits on the roiling “Midnight 01 (Deep Sea Diver),” and, even layered with the warm vocals of Okay Kaya, “Slush Puppy” is an unsparing dissection of a couple with nothing left to give, like a Gainsbourg and Birkin ballad gone toxic. Elsewhere, things only get darker, as Marshall desperately tries to find safe harbor in the city he knows and loves, only to be thwarted constantly, as on “The Cadet Leaps” and previously released single “Czech One.” Not even the synthetic high of chemicals, as shown in “Emergency Blimp” and “A Slide In (New Drugs)” can stanch the suffering.

Although seeming at first abstract, The OOZ as a title proves oddly fitting. There are references littered throughout about its physical manifestation, or as Marshall himself says, “about earwax and snot and bodily fluids and skin and stuff that just comes out of you on a day to day basis.” But it works on a more figurative level too, with The OOZ also representing the unknown depths or horizons the solitary mind can travel to, whether it’s sinking into the deep sea or soaring through the night sky. It may be messy, unwieldy, even unsightly, Marshall seems to say — but we need The OOZ in order to exist.”

ART BY
Jack Marshall

TRACKLISTING
1. Biscuit Town
2. The Locomotive
3. Dum Surfer
4. Slush Puppy
5. Bermondsey Bosom (Left)
6. Logos
7. Sublunary
8. Lonely Blue
9. Cadet Limbo
10. Emergency Blimp
11. Czech One
12. (A Slide In) New Drugs
13. Vidual
14. Bermondsey Bosom (Right)
15. Half Man Half Shark
16. The Cadet Leaps
17. The Ooz
18. Midnight 01(Deep Sea Diver)
19. La Lune

VIDEO BY
Brother Willis

PRE-ORDER/PRE-SAVE
http://smarturl.it/theooz

 

TOUR DATES

Sat October 21 Black Cat Washington DC – SOLD OUT

Sun October 22 Union Transfer Philadelphia PA 

Tue October 24 Warsaw Brooklyn NY – SOLD OUT

Wed October 25 Warsaw Brooklyn NY SOLD OUT

Thu October 26 Paradise Boston MA – SOLD OUT

Sat October 28 Corona Theatre Montreal QC

Sun October 29 Danforth Music Hall Toronto ON 

Mon October 30 Metro Chicago IL

Tue October 31 Fine Line Music Café Minneapolis MN 

Fri November 3 The Showbox Seattle WA 

Sat November 4 Wonder Ballroom Portland OR

Sun November 5 Vogue Theatre Vancouver BC 

Tue November 7 The Fillmore San Francisco CA – SOLD OUT

Wed November 8 Teragram Ballroom Los Angeles CA – SOLD OUT

Thu November 9 El Rey Theatre Los Angeles CA – SOLD OUT

Mon November 20 Marble Factory Bristol UK – SOLD OUT

Tue November 21 Koko London UK – SOLD OUT

Wed November 22 Koko London UK – SOLD OUT

Thu November 23 Stylus Leeds UK – SOLD OUT

Sun November 26 Casino De Paris Paris France

Tue November 28 Magazzini Generali Milan Italy 

Wed November 29 L’epicerie Moderne Lyon France

Thu November 30 Rote Fabrik Zurich Switzerland 

Fri December 1 Bürgerhaus Stollwerck Cologne Germany

Sun December 3 Uebel & Gefährlich Hamburg Germany 

Mon December 4 Astra Berlin Germany 

Wed December 6 Vega Copenhagen Denmark 

Fri December 8 Vasateatern Stockholm Sweden 

Sun December 10 Melkweg Amsterdam Holland – SOLD OUT

Mon December 11 De Roma Antwerp Belgium 

Wed December 13 Academy Dublin Ireland – SOLD OUT

Thu December 14 Academy 2 Manchester UK – SOLD OUT

Fri December 15 SWG3 Glasgow UK – SOLD OUT

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Frank Lebon

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