Rumble Strips: Sneak Peek of New Song

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The Rumble Strips
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Melissa Goldstein

Brit band the Rumble Strips have offered fans a sneak peek at their upcoming sophomore album in a just-released video (below) filmed in New York City.

In the clip, frontman Charlie Waller sings an impromptu "Christmas Credit Crunch"-themed ditty ("we're giving our laundry as presents, getting drunk on dishwasher punch"), and the band treats viewers to a few barsfrom new xylophone-led tune "Douglas."

Mark Ronson is producing the album, having become a fan of the band when he heard their cover version of "Back To Black" -- which he has described as better than his original version with Amy Winehouse.

Waller credits Ronson with taking the band in a new direction for their second album: "The last [album, 2007's Girls And Weather] was true to our live sound at the time -- this time Mark's got a much wider vision of what it could be," he says. "It was more of a blank slate this time, we hadn't really played the songs live much, they were demos. Mark had this real vision of making this classic-sounding, sort of a '60s sound -- it was so different to how we'd ever sounded before."

Watch: Rumble Strips, "Douglas"

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