Failure Reveals Fourth Album & New Song


Failure has just announced that they will be releasing their fourth album, The Heart Is A Monster, on June 30th via INresidence/INgrooves Music Group. The record marks their first studio album since 1996’s Fantastic Planet.  Eighteen songs will be included on the self-produced LP. To add on to the good news, the space rock group debuted a new track titled “Hot Traveler” during last night’s ‘BBC Radio 1 Rock Show‘. You can listen to the song below.

The band also have several tour dates coming up including a performance at Ottawa Bluesfest, with such acts as Simple Plan, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Dropkick Murphys, Weird Al, Interpol, Deep Purple, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, John Butler Trio, Chvrches, Gaslight Anthem, Canned Heat, Scott Weiland, Black Lips, Future Islands, The Growlers, Metz, Antibalas, and more. You can view the tour dates below the video player. Also, be sure to check out our interview with Failure frontman Ken Andrews by clicking here.

Failure tour dates:
5/1 – Ventura, CA – Ventura Theater
5/2 – Mecca, CA – Desert Daze
5/18 – London, UK – The Garage
7/12 – Lebreton Flats, ON – Ottawa Bluesfest

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