KEN Mode have already premiered two songs—”Blessed” and “These Tight Jeans”—from their upcoming album Success, which was recorded by Steve Albini. It’s also the most melodic sounding album of the band’s, based on this first batch of songs, and even more so on the newly released “Management Control,” which premiered today via Spin. It’s got one of the biggest choruses of any KEN Mode song, and almost entirely moves away from the sludgy metal leanings of past albums like Venerable and Entrench. It kinda rules. Listen to the KEN Mode “Management Control” stream below.
Success is out June 16 via Season of Mist.
KEN Mode Success tracklist:
2. These Tight Jeans
3. The Owl…
4. I Just Liked Fire
5. Management Control
6. A Passive Disaster
7. Failing At Fun Since 1981
8. A Catalog of Small Disappointment
9. Dead Actors
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