Directed by Pedro Martin-Calero. Leave Me Alone is out in January 2016.
After quickly becoming one of our favorite new bands over the last year or so — via a string of undeniably infectious singles and their insanely fun live shows -- Madrid's HINDS have finally announced their debut -full-length Leave Me Alone, out in January 2016 on Mom + Pop / Lucky Number. The group says of the new record:
"okay, (big sigh) believe it or not, this is the announcing of our debut album.
let's start from the beginning. garden is the first track of twelve songs. why?
do you know when musicians say they hate their songs? we don't know if that's true, we only know it's not in our case.. 'cause we fucking love this song. and we knew it will open the album since the very beginning. please don't say it was a shitty decision.
we've been one year writing this album only while we were home, and you guys know that didn't happen very often. but the good part of having to write songs so separately in time is that we wrote about very different feelings we've lived. these songs try to represent the 12 faces of love we've experienced. it's funny 'cause we thought this album would be all party and cheerfulness but SURPRISE. it's not!!!!! haha. feelings are more balanced, like in life. so suddenly we had a more sober -or even sad- album than we expected. please don't think we've turned into depressive people or something, we've always been humans, it's just we're now showing it to you.
Directed by Samantha Urbani of Friends + Aurora Halal (whose work has been featured a lot around here lately). Friends' irresistibly catchy I'm His Girl single -- which, incidentally, vaguely recalls one of the best Cat Power songs, albeit with a considerably dirtier bassline -- is out digitally and on 7" October 31 on Lucky Number. Catch the band this week (starting tonight) at CMJ, dates after the jump.