Naked Giants have released the first single and video from their upcoming album 'Shadows' due to be released on August 21st via New West Records. The 11 song set was produced by Chris Funk of the Decemberists and follows the Seattle, WA-based trio’s Green Fuzz EP (2019) and debut album SLUFF (2018).
The single, 'Take A Chance' is accompanied by a complete DIY video filmed by the individual members during self-quarantine.
Steadily building up their reputation as a tremendous live act, the trio spent a majority of the past two years pulling double duty as both members of the Car Seat Headrest live band and also supporting each Car Seat Headrest performance with their own set as Naked Giants as well.
The video for the first single, 'Take A Chance' was revealed on the same day as the single release.
The bands new and upcoming 'The Shadow' is an energetic and exhilarating musical rollercoaster ride. Within the first ten minutes the band has already careened through a blitz of post-punk riffing, wastoid gang shouting, a singalong anthem-for-the-disaffected, and a Talking Heads-ish funk-rock workout with bits of shimmery synth and lo-fi slide guitar riffing thrown in for good measure. It also reveals new and welcome layers to the Naked Giants sound, both musically and lyrically.
The band say:
"'The Shadow' is a much more honest album than SLUFF — we’ve come to realize that the path to becoming a better person and bringing positivity into the world isn’t always linear, and there’s a lot of growth in taking an honest look at the ‘shadow-y’ parts of life. Whether it’s personal anxiety and depression or collective guilt and trauma, there’s always a part of yourself that’s hard to confront and understand. But The Shadow is all about facing that darkness and having the strength to bring it into the light.”
While they might be older and wiser, the band members — Grant Mullen (Vocals, Guitar), Gianni Aiello (Vocals, Bass) and Henry LaVallee (Drums) — are still out to conjure a rip-roaring good time.
Listen to 'Take A Chance' HERE