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The Veils Announce New Album Co-Produced by El-P of Run the Jewels

Total Depravity Due Out August 26 via Nettwerk

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The Veils have announced a new album, Total Depravity, for release on August 26 via Nettwerk. The album was co-produced by El-P of hip-hop duo Run the Jewels, along with Atom Greenspan (Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds) and Veils frontman Finn Andrews. El-P is an inspired choice, due to The Veils mainly being a rock band. No music has been shared from the album yet, but below is the tracklist and cover art.

Total Depravity was recorded over a two-year span at Estúdios Sá da Bandeira in Portugal, Konk Studios in London, Casa Lynch in Los Angeles, and El-P’s studio in Upstate New York. Andrews commented on the album in a press release: “Over a period of roughly two years an album began to take shape. There is a large cast of characters on this record. L. Ron Hubbard, Axolotls of course, kind natured crocodiles, a psychotic truck driver, The Pope and Ingrid Bergman all get a look in. The songs are all stories of various kinds; some experienced firsthand, others fabricated for my own amusement. It’s the first time I’ve ever written songs using mutilated loops and sounds as a starting point, though some of the songs also began on piano and were messed with later.”

The album is the follow-up to 2013’s Time Stays, We Go. The striking cover art is by Italian artist Nicola Samorí. The Veils formed in New Zealand, but are based in London. Andrews will also be appearing in Showtime’s new Twin Peaks series airing next year. Read our recent 2015 Artist Survey interview with Andrews.

Total Depravity Tracklist:

01 Axolotl
02 A Bit on the Side
03 Low Lays the Devil
04 King of Chrome
05 Swimming With the Crocodiles
06 Here Come the Dead
07 In the Blood
08 Iodine & Iron
09 House of Spirits
10 Do Your Bones Glow at Night?
11 In the Nightfall
12 Total Depravity

(Via Pitchfork)


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