The enigmatic New York group have announced new album We Love to Look at the Carnage, due out February 2020 on Thrill Jockey Records, sharing smouldering first single “Coyotes of Central Park”.
Listen to "Coyotes of Central Park"
Peeling back the layers of orchestral bombast that defined the group’s early work, We Love to Look at the Carnage compiles some of Wrekmeister Harmonies most subtle and powerful work to date. The album sees the core duo of guitarist/vocalist JR Robinson and multi-instrumentalist Esther Shaw augmented by longtime friend and collaborator Thor Harris (Swans) on percussion and for the first time Jamie Stewart (Xiu Xiu) on electronics, introducing surprising new sonics into their skeletal arrangements. A perfect entry point for those not familiar with their catalogue, and an exciting evolution of their sound for the heads.
We Love to Look at the Carnage is available to pre-order now on limited-edition orange vinyl, CD and digital.
The group are playing New York with Martin Bisi this month, and will be touring Europe in spring 2020, with more dates to be announced:
Dec. 21 - New York City (Brooklyn), NY - Saint Vitus Bar w/ Martin Bisi
Mar. 25 - Paris, FR - Espace B
Mar. 26 - Limoges, FR - Le Phare
Mar. 28 - Vitoria-Gasteiz, ES - Jimmy Jazz Diskoteka
Mar. 29 - Marseille, FR - Le Molotov
Mar. 30 - Langenthal, CH - Old Capital
Mar. 31 - Karlsruhe, DE - P8
Apr. 2 - Gdańsk, PL - Drizzly Grizzly
Apr. 3 - Warszawa, PL - Hydrozagadka
Apr. 4 - Kraków, PL - Alchemia
Apr. 5 - Budapest, HU - Dürer Kert
Apr. 6 - Bratislava, SK - Kulturák Klub
Apr. 7 - Prague, CZ - Punctum
Apr. 8 - Vienna, AT - Rhiz
Apr. 10 - Freiburg im Breisgau - Slow Club
Apr. 12 - Kortrijk, BE - The Pit's
Apr. 15 - Koln, DE - MTC