With Travels With Myself And Another, Future of the Left have raised the bar again and produced a record that is both melodically brutal and uncompromising in it’s lyrical bite. Take ‘Yin / Post-Yin’ with it’s verse “Excuse my manner / I’m having such a bad day / I woke this morning with expectations of gaining nothing / I’ve learned to trust my instincts.”
The first MP3 for the album is “Arming Eritrea”:
http://www.futureoftheleft.com/widget/armingerirtrea.mp3Produced by Richard Jackson who also worked on the band’s debut album, Travels With Myself And Another features recent single ‘The Hope That House Built’ with it’s marching Queens Of The Stone Age-style riff and ‘Drink Nike,’ which was played for audiences here when the band supported Against Me on their recent US tour (the track is also featured on the live album Last Night I Saved Her From Vampires.) Lead-off track ‘Arming Eritrea’ sets the tone for the album. It lulls the listener in to a false sense of security before exploding through the speakers with a bloodthirsty roar of fuzzy bass and distorted guitar lines. The album’s centrepiece, the synth-heavy ‘You Need Satan More Than He Needs You’ meanwhile finds Future Of The Left at their savage best as keyboards bounce off hypnotic drumming and funky basslines to create a devilish masterpiece that looks set to captivate fans and newcomers alike.