We are excited to announce our album New Fragility, due January 29, 2021. To ring in the announcement, we’ve released two singles as a double A-side.
Stay tuned for the double video by Olivier Groulx for both tracks.
“These songs are politically motivated, which is unusual for me,” Alec Ounsworth says of “Hesitating Nation’”and “Thousand Oaks”. “The only other politically motivated song I’ve written is ‘Upon This Tidal Wave of Young Blood’.” That track helped launch the landmark self-titled debut back in 2005. And now, after 15 years, Alec felt compelled to once again tackle politics, and what’s happening in the US indicating how serious he believes the situation to be.
“‘Hesitating Nation’ is a song meant to convey my sense of disappointment and alienation with the rewarded mentality of getting ahead at all costs, inevitably to the detriment of those who didn’t sign up to be part of the experiment.” Describing “Thousand Oaks,” Ounsworth says, “In 2018, there was a shooting in Thousand Oaks, CA which killed 13 people. This song has to do with the impotence of the American government in the face of such tragedies.”
* Coke Bottle Clear vinyl is exclusive to the Undertow shop and will not be available anywhere else.
Limited to 500 copies.