We’re always excited to hear about new releases coming out through Constellation Records. And there’s plenty of good reasons for that. One of them is Montreal based post-punk quartet Ought, who last year released their debut album, the outstanding More Than Any Other Day. The outfit have just announced its follow-up, entitled Sun Coming Down. According to the press release, the album “maintains the band’s tight, twitchy and economical sound, with the unfussy, understated rhythm section of drummer Tim Keen and bassist Ben Stidworthy anchoring Tim Darcy’s electric guitar and Matt May’s fuzzed-out keys (sounding, as often as not, like a second guitar)”. It adds that “Sun Coming Down confirms the distinctive vitality and purposive naturalism of this band; Ought resists facile primitivism and overhyped dynamics in equal measure, keeping things hermetic but never airless, ascetic but never dispassionate, literate but never prolix. “.
We’ll have to wait till September 18th for Sun Coming Down to drop, but luckily Ought have let loose the lead single off it, ‘Beautiful Blue Sky’. We were lucky to hear it live last month in Porto’s Primavera Sound and we’re glad we can now listen to it again and again.
Ahead of the album’s release, Ought will be hitting our shores again earlier in September, to play in London, Manchester, Birmingham and at End of the Road Festival in Dorset.