Avant-psych Australian outfit Tropical Fuck Storm has announced the release its sophomore album, “Braindrops,” on August 23 via Joyful Noise Recordings.
Coming on the heels of their acclaimed debut, 2018’s “A Laughing Death in Meatspace,” the band — consisting of singer-guitarist Gareth Liddiard (founder of The Drones), bassist Fiona Kitschin (Liddiard’s Drones’ bandmate), guitarist Erica Hung (of Harmony and Palm Springs) and drummer Lauren Hammel (of High Tension) — recorded the songs at their “Dodgy Brothers Studio” in regional Victoria.
Melodically complicated and oddly beautiful, the new record delves into our relationship with the world around us and how we’re on a dangerous trajectory which invariably leads to social and environmental ruin. Littered with ravenous post-punk rhythms and fractured melodies, the record is a testament to the band’s ability to mold these cavernously craggy sounds into something that feels cohesive and open-ended.
Pre-orders are now available through Joyful Noise Recordings’ website here.
New single “Paradise” is a sprawling atmospheric punk rave-up-and-crash that tumbles into chaos and reassembles itself a handful of times across its 6-minutes length. It opens with a warped slowcore-by-way-of-Nick Cave aesthetic before squalls of guitar distortion slam into your chest and a cacophony of voices invade your headspace.
Check out the band’s upcoming tour dates below the song.
August 28 Los Angeles, CA Bootleg
August 29 San Francisco, CA Bottom of the Hill
August 30 Arcata, CA Richard’s Goat Tavern
August 31 Portland, OR Mississippi Studios
September 1 Vancouver, BC Static Jupiter
September 3 Seattle, WA Barboza
September 6 Washington, DC Comet Ping Pong
September 7 Raleigh, NC Hopscotch Festival
September 8 Atlanta, GA The Earl
September 10 Austin, TX Hotel Vegas
September 11 Dallas, TX Three Links
September 13 St. Louis, MO Duck Room
September 14 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle
September 15 Cleveland, OH Now That’s Class
September 17 Toronto, ON Baby G
September 18 Montreal, QC Le Ritz
September 19 Boston, MA Great Scott
September 20 Brooklyn, NY Elsewhere
November 6 Manchester, UK Soup Kitchen
November 7 Brighton, UK The Hope and Ruin
November 8 London, UK Islington Assembly Hall