The soft pink trutha.k.a Matmos‘ Drew Danielannounced a new album, Will it go further than that?, which will be released on October 21 via Thrill Jockey. “Years ago a friend was DJing at a club and a woman walked into the DJ booth and asked ‘is it going to go any further than that?’ and the phrase became a sort of mantra for us,” Daniel says of the album’s title and themes. “What did she really want? This album was created as an attempt to imagine possible musical answers to his question.
The album features many musician friends, including Daniel and Matmos’ life partner MC Schmidt, as well as Mark Lightcap (acetone), Jason Willett (half-Japanese), Nate Wooley, Brooks Kossover (drugdealer), John Berndt and Andrew Bernstein (Horse Lords), and more. The first single, a luxurious disco slice titled “Wanna Know”, features backup vocals from Jenn Wasner (Wye Oak/Flock of Dimes). You can listen to that below.
Meanwhile, Matmos is on tour now and hitting NYC on August 11 at the Poisson Rouge. All dates are listed below.
Will it go further than that?
2. Joy in the face of death
3. I want to know
5. Mood swing
7. Breath of Joy
8. Deeper Than That
9. Toot Sweet
10. Now that it’s all over
Matmos – 2022 Tour Dates
July 26 – Austin, TX – The Parish
July 29 – Atlanta, GA – The Count
July 30 – Nashville, TN – Third Man Records
August 1 – Chicago, IL – Constellation
August 2 – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – Andy Warhol Museum
August 4 – Toronto, ON – Baby G
August 5 – Quebec City, QC – L’anti Bar & Shows
August 6 – Montreal, QC – The Ritz
August 8 – Boston, MA – Sonia
August 9 – Providence, RI – Alchemy
August 10 – New Haven, CT – State House
August 11 – New York, NY – Le Poisson Rouge
August 12 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – PhilaMOCA
August 13 – Baltimore, MD – Metro Gallery