King Khan and the Shrines recently announced their signing to Merge Records, finally giving the Montreal-based garage-soul band the proper U.S. label it’s been lacking for so long. And on Sept. 3, the band will release Idle No More, their long-awaited follow-up to 2007’s What Is?!
The title, per a press release, is named after an indigenous-rights movement, and Khan describes the album as “probably the most refined piece of music we have made to date.”
He further explains:
The songs are about the state of the world we live in today. It took a long time to make, but we are very proud and pleased to bring you this album. I hope that the future will brighten up every time it is played. Ultimately, John and Yoko were absolutely right: LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED!
No tracklist has been revealed just yet, but the image above is its cover art. Listen to “Bite My Tongue” in the new video below.
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