‘Education, Education, Education & War’ will be the band’s first album since drummer and chief songwriter Nick Hodgson quit last year. The band’s fifth album will be released on March 31. See above to hear previews of each song from the record.
Produced by Ben H Allen III (who has also worked with Gnarls Barkley, Animal Collective, and Deerhunter), the album was recorded at The Maze Studio in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, and mixed at Electric Lady Studios in New York.
Earlier this year, frontman Rick Wilson spoke to NME about his role as a coach on The Voice and the motivation behind appearing alongside fellow coaches will.i.am, Kylie Minogue and Tom Jones. Wilson explained: “I love my band and I want our new record to get noticed. I know that everyone is going, ‘He thinks he’s going to sell more records and more tickets.’ And that is why I’m doing it. I’m not a fucking idiot.”