Shoegazing San Fran rockers Black Rebel Motorcycle Club have just announced that their eighth studio album, entitled Wrong Creatures, will land sometime in 2018.
The announcement comes with the release of their first single “Little Thing Gone Wild” from the upcoming new collective sounds, and it unsurprisingly impresses. English record producer, composer and engineer Nick Launay produced the track, who has also worked with such artists as Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Birthday Party, and The Slits.
BRMC vocalist and guitarist Peter Hayes has said of his songwriting and approach to sonic artistry, “I find myself writing about death a lot. I find myself having a discussion with death, which sounds dark. For me, it’s dark humor.”
Member Leah Shapiro has underwent a major surgery for Chiari Malformation in the summer of 2015, and the musical trio began recording Wrong Creatures just six months after.
“It’s a crazy-making machine, it can chew you up good,” BRMC bassist Robert Levon Been noted. “We literally toured till the wheels came off and Leah’s brain literally started leaking out of her head. I know I’ve battled on and off with mental depression, and Pete’s head never came with any proper instructions.
“We are truly an island, come hell or high water, so it’s usually best to dress accordingly,” Been continued. “Though I’m not sure what the proper attire is when drowning in fire. But leather usually goes with everything.”
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club will tour through Europe beginning in October until the end of the year, and will hit up North America in January shortly after the record’s January 12 release.
Listen to “Little Things Gone Wild” below.