White Lung unveil single from forthcoming LP

White Lung have announced the release of their new album 'Paradise', (out May 6th)

After the release of their last album Deep Fantasy (2014), White Lung have returned with their fourth release Paradise, out May 6, via Domino Records.

In addition to today’s album announce, White Lung HAVE released the video for first single “Hungry”, which was written by Mish Barber-Way and Justin Gradin, directed by Gradin, and stars Amber Tamblyn (Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants, The Ring, 127 Hours, House).

Says Gradin on the video:

“‘Hungry’ plays with identity and perception, and the idea that sometimes public attention can create more isolation and delusion. The video focuses on a self-obsessed girl (who is barely famous as the model on a brand of canned condensed milk) as she struggles to seem important while being haunted by the ghosts of fame until her eventual epiphany of disposability.”

For the making of Paradise, vocalist Mish Barber-Way, guitarist Kenneth William and drummer Anne-Marie Vassiliou reconnected in Los Angeles to work with producer Lars Stalfors (HEALTH, Cold War Kids, Alice Glass). In October of 2015, White Lung spent a month in the studio, working closely with Stalfors to challenge what could be done with their songs. Bringing all the energy, unique guitar work and lyrical prowess the band are known for to the studio, White Lung curated their songs with a new pop sensibility, focusing in on making a record for the present – “I wanted a record that sounded like it was made in 2016”, said William. The album
Mixed by Stalfors and later mastered by Joe LaPorta.

“There’s this really stupid attitude that only punks have where it’s somehow uncool to become a better songwriter. In no other musical genre are your fans going to drop you when you start progressing. That would be like parents being disappointed in their child for graduating from kindergarten to the first grade. Paradise is the best song writing we have ever done, and I expect the next record to be the same. I have no interest in staying in kindergarten.”

– Mish Barber-Way, in conversation with Annie Clark

Paradise Tracklisting

Dead Weight
Kiss Me When I Bleed
I Beg You

White Lung 2016 Tour Dates
Fri Mar 11 || Vancouver, BC || The Cobalt
Mar 15 – 19 || Austin, TX || SXSW
Sat Mar 19 || Dallas, TX || Spillover Festival
Sun Mar 20 || San Antonio, TX || Burger Records Hangover Fest IV
Fri May 6 || Toronto, ON || Velvet Underground (CMW) – album release show
Sat May 7 || Brooklyn, NY || Baby’s All Right – album release show
Tues May 24 || Brighton, UK || Green Door Store
Wed May 25 || Bristol, UK || Start The Bus
Thurs May 26 || London, UK || Victoria
Fri May 27 || Birmingham, UK || The Flapper
Sat May 28 || Leeds, UK || Brudenell Games Room
Sun May 29 || Manchester, UK || The Star & Garter
Tues May 31 || Paris, France || Point Ephemere
Wed Jun 1 || Liége, Belgium || La Zone
Thurs Jun 2 || The Hague, Netherlands || Paard
Fri Jun 3 || Amsterdam, Netherlands || Paradiso
Jul 22-24 || Oro-Medonte, ON || Way Home Festival
Jul 29-31 || Montreal, QC || Osheaga Festival