Duchess Says Return with 'Sciences Nouvelles,' Announce World Tour
Published Aug 04, 2016It may have taken five years to get there, but Montreal synth punks Duchess Says have finally formally announced the arrival of their next album. The group's third full-length effort is titled Sciences Nouvelles, and it touches down October 14 via Slovenly/Bonsound.
A press release notes that the 10-song collection was recorded at the band's recently built studio in Montreal, with it being added that the set juxtaposes the group's "characteristic vehemence with an icy electronic aesthetic."
The record is said to pull influence from Mask period Bauhaus, plus John Carpenter, Goblin, Zombi, Dead Kennedys and more. A statement from vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Annie-Claude Deschênes adds that the band's new music was "influenced by science, but in an insipid way,"
The LP's "I Repeat Myself" had previously been previewed through Exclaim! TV, but a studio recording of the single is streaming now. You can check it out below.
Though a split LP with Le Prince Harry arrived in 2015, Sciences Nouvelles is the first proper full-length from the group since 2011's In a Fung DAY T! Duchess Says had also repressed 2008 debut album Anthologie Des 3 Perchoirs onto vinyl in 2012.
Below, you'll find all of the tracklisting info for the next Duchess Says album, as well as a breakdown of their upcoming tour dates across North America and Europe.
2. Inertia Part II
3. I Repeat Myself
4. Negative Thoughts
7. Talk In Shapes
8. I'm an Idea
9. Pink Coffin
10. The Family Physicians
10/10 Boston, MA - O'Briens ~
10/11 Philadelphia, PA - Goldilocks ~
10/13 Washington, DC - TBA ~
10/14 Brooklyn, NY - Shea Stadium ~
10/15 New York, NY - Elvis Guesthouse
10/20 Montreal, QC - Latulipe
10/22 Chicoutimi, QC - Sous Bois
10/26 Guelph, ON - DSTRCT,
10/27 Toronto, ON - The Garrison
10/28 London, ON - Call The Office
10/29 Hamilton, ON - This Aint Hollywood,
11/04 Ottawa, ON - House Of Targ
11/05 Quebec City, QC - Le Cercle
11/10 Berlin, Germany - Urban Spree
11/14 Brusells, Belgium - Le Botanique *
11/17 Nantes, France - Pôle étudiant °
11/18 Paris, France - Petit Bain °
11/19 Metz, France - Les Trinitaires °
11/21 London, UK - Electrowerkz
11/23 Lyon, France - Marché Gare
11/24 Fribourg, Switzerland - Fri-Son
11/25 Esslingen Am Neckar, Germany - Nov Komma
11/26 Vienna, Austria - Venster 99
~ with Future Punx
* with Prince Harry
° with Guerilla Toss