New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
Brooklyn-based power-pop troupe WE ARE SCIENTISTS have just released the brand new single "Give It Up
". The song features a stripped down acoustic instrumentation setting the backdrop for carefully arranged, rich harmonies that add power to the track's heartfelt lyrics.
The band is also announcing the deluxe edition of their sixth studio album Megaplex(2018) to be released on April 19th. Despite the band's non-negotiable rule of 10-songs-per-album, Megaplex Deluxe
does in fact include 4 additional acoustic songs, 3 new full band bonus tracks (like the recently released "Second Acts"), 5 demos, and 1 remix.
Now, please don't think the band is backing down from their 10-songs-per-album credo. In an appropriately thorough essay, the band has laid out their defense: "We Are Scientists has long felt that ten songs is the correct number of songs to be included on an album... ten is *correct,* and any other album-length is wrong."
The band goes on to dissect their reasoning, "Now, you may think that we're violating our own ten-song rule with this deluxe version of Megaplex, and to that we say, "You're an idiot." A deluxe version isn't an *album,* it's a collection, a compilation, a Dionysian free-for-all. It's the aural equivalent of one of those buffet breakfasts at a German hotel, where you're mixing hard-boiled eggs and waffles and stinky cheeses and cornichons and those weird pickled fish bits and sour cherry jams, and you're pretty much having the best time of your gustatory life precisely *because* combining this plunder onto one plate is utterly indulgent madness. That's what we're offering here, starting with the magnificently curated original version of Megaplex and then tromping headlong into a veritable Candyland of wonders."
We Are Scientists
will be supporting Snow Patrol
on the road this spring, with tickets already sold out in NYC, Toronto, and Minneapolis. The tour begins April 18th in Dallas, TX and visits 13 cities including Austin (4.20), DC (4.26), Philly (4.27), and Chicago
When reflecting on Megaplex and the significance of releasing six albums, guitarist/vocalist Keith Murray says, "It takes a lot of hard work, a lot of honing of craft to make it to six records... I mean, the Velvet
Underground never made six albums. The Smiths didn't. Pavement, Guns N' Roses, The Stooges - none of them could do it. So, I guess we're just objectively better than those bands now? It's just a mathematical fact, right? Van Halen
made six with David
Lee Roth but only four with Sammy Hagar, so I guess we're better than Hagar-era Van Halen
but only just as good as Roth-era? Which, saying it out loud, makes total sense, yeah."