Bishop Allen Announce First Album in Five Years, Stream Single “Start Again”

Bishop Allen Lights Out

It’s been five long years since Bishop Allen‘s last album, 2009’s naive pop Grrr…, but now the Brooklyn indie rock band is back with Lights Out, due out August 19 via Dead Oceans. Leading single “Start Again”–yes, it’s quite aptly titled–is a poppy synth-driven song that perfectly bridges where the band left off to where they find themselves now: a gentrified Brooklyn whose scene is anything but underground.

According to Bishop Allen’s press release, Lights Out is the result of “ten years, three full-lengths, twelve EPs, thousands of shows, a move out of Brooklyn, a new home in the wooly wilds of Kingston, NY, time off to score the films Bully and Mutual Friends, as well as an Anderson Cooper 360 special, months of demos, drum tracking in a sweat-lodge attic studio during a July heat wave, a wet Fall arranging guitars, bass, and synths in a now-chilly attic studio, the coldest December on record spent mixing, a close call with a frozen pipe and flooded hard drives, and a photo found on a friend’s refrigerator.” The band will host a record release show at Glasslands in Brooklyn on August 21.

Check out the album’s tracklist and stream “Start Again” below:

Lights Out tracklist:
1. Start Again
2. Why I Had To Go
3. Crows
4. No Show
5. Give It Back
6. Black Hole
7. Skeleton Key
8. Good Talk
9. Hammer and Nail
10. Bread Crumbs
11. No Conditions
12. Shadow

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