GANG OF FOUR to Release new album HAPPY NOW on March 29, 2019

GANG OF FOUR to Release new album HAPPY NOW on March 29, 2019

Following up their provocative 2018 EP “Complicit”, which featured Ivanka Trump on its cover, pioneering post-punk band GANG OF FOUR are set to release their brand new full-length HAPPY NOW on March 29, 2019, via PledgeMusic.

Happy Now comes 40 years after the release of the band’s groundbreaking debut Entertainment!, diving deeper into the heart of the classic Go4 sound with a modern slant. A combination of electronics and angular lines pursuing 21st century grooves achieve the striking balance between the band’s fundamental sound and its restless embrace of the now and the new. Harnessing the unbridled energy of their live show, Gaoler’s melodic vocals radiate confidence while Andy GIll’s serrated guitar cuts through Thomas McNiece and Tobias Humble’s grooving rhythm section. The result is a body of anthemic songs of modern confusion, and the band’s best and most consistent work since their post-punk years.

“Happiness is always an odd one; so difficult to pin down. Our personal lives are always a mixture-sad things, tragedy, joy,” explains founding member Andy Gill. “When we were younger we thought things would gradually get better: the world would be less sexist, less racist, progress would be made and now we know that history isn’t linear; it’s very capable of U-turns.”

The band is also announcing a US tour in support of Happy Now starting February 4th in Tustin, CA. The band will be travelling across the country for two months hitting cities like Los Angeles, San Francisco, Denver, Chicago, Boston, and Philadelphia, culminating at Rough Trade in New York City. Full list of tour dates can be found below as well as on Bandsintown, and on Songkick.

Happy Now
Track-listing 
  1. Toreador
  2. Alpha Male
  3. One True Friend
  4. Ivanka – My Name’s On It
  5. Don’t Ask Me
  6. Change the Locks
  7. I’m A Liar
  8. White Lies
  9. Paper Thin
  10. Lucky (Bonus Track)

TOUR DATES

Feb 4Marty’s On NewportTustin, CA
Feb 5The CasbahSan Diego, CA
Feb 6Roxy TheatreW. Hollywood, CA
Feb 8Strummer’sFresno, CA
Feb 9The ChapelSan Francisco, CA
Feb 11Global HallDenver, CO
Feb 12Slow DownOmaha, NE
Feb 13SpaceEvanston, IL
Feb 14Shank HallMilwaukee, WI
Feb 16El ClubDetroit, MI
Feb 17Club CaféPittsburgh, PA
Feb 19Once BallroomSomerville, MA
Feb 20Space BallroomHamden, CT
Feb 21U Street Music HallWashington, DC
Feb 22Underground ArtsPhiladelphia, PA
Feb 23Asbury LanesAsbury Park, NJ
Feb 24The ColonyWoodstock, NY
Feb 25Rough Trade NYCBrooklyn, NY

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