"They're clearly still developing their own sound, but there's no denying the furious talent on display." That's how SPIN's Charles Aaron described Savages during last year's CMJ Music Marathon. Now the British female foursome can show how they've sharpened their post-punk assault since, with their upcoming, much-anticipated debut album, Silence Yourself.
On May 7, Matador Records and frontwoman Jehnny Beth's own Pop Noire label will issue Savages' first full-length effort. The 38-minute, 11-track LP was recorded in London in December 2012 and produced by Johnny Hostile and Rodaidh McDonald (previous credits include the xx, Adele, How to Dress Well, and more). Silence Yourself will collect new tracks (such as the taut, Bauhaus-indebted "She Will," which can be heard below) and re-recordings of older tracks ("Husbands," "I Am Here," and "City's Full") originally spread across the band's "Husbands"/"Flying to Berlin" debut single and live I Am Here EP. Stream, track list, and tour dates below.
Silence Yourself track list:
1. "Shut Up"
2. "I Am Here"
3. "City's Full"
5. "Waiting for a Sign"
6. "Dead Nature"
7. "She Will"
8. "No Face"
9. "Hit Me"
11. "Marshal Dear"
Savages 2013 tour dates:
March 19 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
March 22 - Toronto, Ontario @ Horseshoe Tavern
March 23 - Toronto, Ontario @ Lee’s Palace (Canadian Music Fest)
April 11 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
April 13 - Indio, California @ Coachella
April 15 - Portland, OR @ Bunk Bar
April 16 - Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s
April 18 - San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
April 20 - Indio, California @ Coachella
May 1 - Sheffield, England @ Queen’s Social Club
May 2 - Glasgow, Scotland @ SWG3
May 3 - Liverpool, England @ Art Academy (Liverpool Sound City)
May 4 - Leeds, England @ Live at Leeds Festival
May 5 - Norwich, England @ Arts Centre
May 7 - Nottingham, England @ Bodega
May 8 - Bournemouth, England @ Old Fire Station
May 13 - Brussels, Belgium @ Botanique-Orangie
May 15 - Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Melkweg
May 16 - Cologne, Germany @ Geb9
May 17 - Berlin, Germany @ Lido
May 19 - Frankfurt, Germany @ Zoom
May 20 - Zurich, Switzerland @ Kinski
May 21 - Milan, Italy @ Magnolia Club
May 23 - Barcelona, Spain @ Primavera
May 25 - London, England @ Field Day Festival
June 1 - Porto, Portugal @ Optimus Primavera Sound Festival
June 6 - Paris, France @ La Maroquinerie
June 8 - Manchester, England @ Parklife Festival