The buzz surrounding England’s Wild Beasts has reached still-higher levels with their new album Present Tense. The band is back in the news today with a video for “A Simple Beautiful Truth.” On the inspiration for the video, Wild Beasts had this to say:

We were inspired enough by the absurdist approach taken by Talking Heads to don electric suits and dance in the ether on the top of a Beacons mountain. We wanted to capture the weightlessness of a song like ‘A Simple Beautiful Truth,’ to attempt something so ridiculous as to be sublime. The experience was strangely liberating and we asked ourselves why we hadn’t done this before.


The band also announced a massive tour through Europe and North America. You can see those dates below:

4/9 – Munich, DE @ Strom
4/10 – Milan, IT @ Elita Festival
4/11 – Lyon, FR @ Marche-Gare
4/12 – Zurich, CH @ Plaza Club
4/13 – Lille, FR @ Aeronef
4/15 – Brussels, BE @ Orangerie
4/16 – Paris, FR @ Trabendo
5/8 – Belfast, NIR @ Belfast Cathedral Quarter Arts festival
5/9 – Brighton, UK @ Great Escape
5/29 – Dudingen, CH @ Bad Bonn Kilbi
6/6 – Athens, GR @ Plissken
6/13 – Bergen, NO @ Bergenfest
6/15 – Aarhus, DK @ Northside
6/21 – Hilvarenbeek, NL @ Best Kept Secret
6/28 – Kiev, UA @ Park Live
6/29 – Moscow, RU @ Park Live
7/4 – Gdynia, PL @ Open’er
7/11 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer w/ Mutual Benefit
7/12 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club w/ Mutual Benefit
7/14 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair w/ Mutual Benefit
7/15 – Montreal, QC @ Corona Theatre w/ Mutual Benefit
7/16 – Toronto, ON @ The Mod Club
7/19 – Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Music Festival
7/15 – Hasselt, BE @ Pukklepop
7/16 – Budapest, HU @ ziget
8/17 – Hamburg, DE @ Dockville
8/31 – Dorset, UK @ End of the Road
9/6 – Isle of Wight, UK @ Bestival
9/9 – Rovinj, HR @ Unknown

WILD BEASTS ON THEIR BOLD NEW ALBUM AND WHY IT’S OK TO WALLOW IN THE MISERY OF LIFE SOMETIMES