Release date: Monday, 25/February/2013
Over the last twelve months Post War Years have been championed for their unique brand of rich and innovative melodies and irresistibly squelchy, electronic basslines. Following two critically acclaimed EP’s ‘Glass House’ and ‘The Bell’, Post War Years announce the release ‘Galapagos’ – a vivid, emotive, and audacious second album, coming out on the 25th February on Chess Club Records.
‘Galapagos’ produced by long-term collaborator James Rutledge (MGMT, Grizzly Bear, Late of The Pier, My Bloody Valentine, The Kills) sees the band tapping into a new and rich stream of subversive and frequently delightful Avant-pop.
‘Galapagos’ is partly an autobiographical account of the band’s less than perfect lives when first moving to London; financial struggles and claustrophobic living conditions fracturing their friendships and driving them to seek release through their music. All of these experiences are reflected lyrically on ‘Galapagos’ through themes of existentialism and personal identity (‘All Eyes’ &‘Nova’), romantic retrospection (‘Glass House’ &‘Volcano’), evolution/atheism (‘The Bell’ & ‘God’) and escapism (‘Growl’)
‘Galapagos’ is packed full of rampant ideas, inexorable grooves, variation in tempo, nuance and arrangements, signaling a major evolutionary leap for Post War Years. To bolster this confident new direction, the band enlisted the talents of Philadelphia’s far out animator and filmmaker, Tobias Stretch (Efterklang and Radiohead). Tobias has duly bestowed his brand of dream-logic surreality upon the band. On top of making all the bands videos, Tobias is working across the entire visual content for ‘Galapagos’. Alongside the work Tobias is creating will be 10 DIY videos, one for every track on the album, created by the band and filmed on their phones.
Along with headlining their own tour in 2013 and dates with Everything Everything, Post War Years have just finished an arena tour as support to Grammy Award winning Mumford and Sons.
FEBRUARY / MARCH 2013 EVERYTHING EVERYTHING TOUR
16th February – Sheffield – Leadmill
17th February – Liverpool – Academy 2
18th February – Dublin – Whelans
20th February – Glasgow –Oran Mor
21st February – Newcastle – Academy 2
22nd February – Manchester – Academy 2
FEBRUARY / MARCH HEADLINE UK TOUR
23rd February – Reading – Oakford Social
26th February – London – Cargo
27th February – Brighton – Komedia Studio Bar
1st March – Portsmouth – The Registry
2nd March – Bournemouth – Sixty Million Postcards