Ought set to release third album Room Inside the World in February

Montreal quartet Ought are back with Room Inside the World, their third album release and first on new label Merge. ‘These 3 Things’ is the first single taken from the album and it comes with a video directed by Jonny Look and Scottie Cameron, who had this to say about it:

“Life can be problematic. Everything takes time and energy. We challenged ourselves to create devices of great convenience using three items. When initially testing the convenience machines without the human variable, we discovered luxury and success. However, it was sterile. The beauty only came with the unpredictable moments brought by the human element. Being human is better than looking for an easy way out.”

Watch the video for ‘These 3 Things’ now.

Room Inside the World is out on February 16th via Merge and Royal Mountain Records.

Ought set to release second album in September, share first single


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.