In the middle of the umpteenth snowstorm to hit the Big Apple in 2014, QRO sat down over lunch to talk with Keith Murray of We Are Scientists. In the conversation with the singer/guitarist (bassist Chris Cain couldn’t make it because he had to pick up his kid from school, which had just been cut short due to the snow), Murray talked about their upcoming album, TV en Français, making it in New York (without a label or management), their big upcoming tour (which goes from Australia to Europe – though not enough Français dates…), even further places that they’ve played, never reusing jokes, crowd-pleasing set lists, ‘mo songs, mo problems,’ Crap, Steve, their signature hair, and more…
If you pre-order TV en Français on iTunes, “Make It Easy” is available to download immediately.
The Line of Best Fit is streaming “Make It Easy” off TV en Français.
“Dumb Luck” bears all the hallmarks of their awesome: the gnarly, nimble riffs, the zingy pace, the way Chris and Keith’s vocals layer up and sound just the right amount of world weary, while simultaneously making you want to jump around like an idiot.
Visually this video is sick. It’s the goriest, grossest three minutes the pair have ever had a hand in. It also contains some vital life lessons like exercising is dangerous, juicing is for losers, DIY is not for dummies, and don’t smoke on the fire escape, you dirty hipster.
Keith Murray and Chris Cain aka We Are Scientists have announced the initial details of their fourth studio album, ‘TV En Français’.
The new record is due for release in March 2014, arriving midway through the band’s world tour
Read the rest at This is Fake DIY
Here’s the tracklist for TV En Français:
1. What You Do Best
2. Dumb Luck
3. Make It Easy
7. Return The Favour
8. Slow Down
9. Don’t Blow It
10. Take An Arrow
It’s available to pre-order now! I found it on Amazon (US) last month but it’s also at Recordstore.co.uk where you can get a signed copy of it on vinyl or CD and it includes a bonus disc. And this is even better: you can get it at the official We Are Scientists merch site where they’re offering a huge bundle that includes the vinyl, CD AND Business Casual for only 24.99 GBP and if you order early enough, it might be signed!
It felt like a Christmas miracle that we got another (free) We Are Scientists show in Los Angeles!
Here’s the setlist (sorry it’s a bit difficult to read):
Rules Don’t Stop
What You Do Best
I Don’t Bite
Return The Favor
Make It Easy
Great Escape (they didn’t play this one)
They played “Sprinkles” and “Make It Easy” for the first time here in LA and I can’t get over how good these tracks are. I was freaking out over the new songs they played earlier this year but geez these other new ones- hot damn, I’m so excited for the new album and tour! (Buy tickets to the 2014 tour, everybody!)
And here’s some photos from the show (the rest of ‘em are here on Flickr):
Make It Easy:
Sprinkles: (I recorded this too, but Jenn’s video of this is way better than mine)
We Are Scientists joins Mike & Geoff in the Worst Gig Studios to share tales of Seabreeze cocktails, bad local bands, Robert De Niro impressions, and more.
We Are Scientists performed at Mustache Dache‘s Mustache Bash concert yesterday at Elysian Park here in Los Angeles and I took some photos:
And I recorded some videos:
Clash Music is streaming “Dumb Luck” from Business Casual! Listen to the track there.