Ought’s Once More With Feeling… 10″ EP is officially released this week and the 4-song EP is now streaming in full via Constellation Records’ soundcloud page. Head over there now to hear it:
LISTEN: OUGHT – Once More With Feeling… EP
We’re also pleased to let another new video from the band out into the world, this one for Once More With Feeling…‘s thrilling centerpiece track (and regular live set-closer) “New Calm Pt. 2″. The video was directed by Montreal filmmakers Aaliyeh Afshar and Max Taeuschel.
WATCH: OUGHT – “New Calm Pt 2″
Ought are soon to embark on their headline tour, see below for all the dates:
15.11.14 Leeds, UK Brudenell Social Club
16.11.14 Glasgow, UK CCA
17.11.14 Dublin, IE Workman’s Club
18.11.14 Manchester, UK Sound Control
19.11.14 London, UK Scala
Finally, read on for more information about their EP, Once More With Feeling…
An intense weekend session at Montréal’s Hotel2Tango in June 2014 yielded new recordings of two early pieces, “Pill” and “New Calm Pt. 2” (the self-recorded 2012 versions of which remain available on Ought’s Bandcamp) along with the brand new, more experimental and largely instrumental “New Calm Pt. 3”. The fantastic non-album track “Waiting” from the More Than Any Other Day sessions (and the first tune to be given out via Constellation when they announced the Ought signing) rounds out this 4-song, 24-minute, 10″ vinyl-only offering, suitably titled Once More With Feeling…
In light of this new/freshly recorded material, it seemed unfair to restrict the Once More With Feeling… EP to tour-only status; Constellation is also making it available to indie retail, with a proper release date and all. As with More Than Any Other Day, the 10″ was recorded by Radwan Ghazi Moumneh at H2T, mastered by Harris Newman at Grey Market, and pressed at the inimitable Optimal record plant in Germany.
The EP highlights and brings fans up to date with Ought’s first two years of songwriting, revealing additional facets of the band, including their ability to play with nostalgia and balladry (“Pill”), feverish revival-tent testifying (“New Calm Pt. 2”), and improv/abstraction (“New Calm Pt. 3”).
For more information about the EP, or their debut album, More Than Any Other Day, or for guest list, interview and session opportunities, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
“A four-track EP that runs for the best part of 25 minutes and possesses more depth, more intrigue, than most full-lengths running to twice as long… [Ought’s music] sounds like it could fall apart at any time, that every second of its existence is a precarious balancing act between raw passion and remarkable poise. “Hear me, now, that I am dead inside.” Yet this band is everything but, and an easy sell indeed given even cursory exposure. We should all be feeling this together, now.” – CLASH MUSIC
“These four tracks…continue to showcase Ought’s unique brand of intelligent indie; distilling what should be straightforward angular guitar pop into raucous, angst ridden rhythms and head-rattling post-punk jangles… Ought’s music holds undeniable echoes of the past, but their triumph is in a vitality of presentation. They transcend accusations of post-punk pastiche because they don’t make music that sounds like Television or Talking Heads, they make music that sounds like the first time you heard Television or Talking Heads. And if these four tracks prove anything, it’s that even when working from off-cuts, the band continue to thrill with their unrivalled promise and exuberance.” – DROWNED IN SOUND
“The Montreal band’s new EP delivers eccentricity and reckless punk clatter… This follow-up to April’s excellent ‘More Than Any Other Day’ debut is a scattergun 24-minute journey, and its every destination is a delight.” – NME