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WE ARE SCIENTISTS Announce New Album MEGAPLEX for April 27th Release

WE ARE SCIENTISTS, the Brooklyn, New York based power pop troupe are set to return with their sixth album. Titled MEGAPLEX and released via 100% Records on April 27th, the infamous duo, Keith Murray (guitar/vocals) and Chris Cain (bass), are once again set to dazzle the world with ten brand new splashes of colorful and utterly addictive pop that serve as a welcome distraction to these bleak times we live in.

“In the past we’ve used our music to educate, to enlighten, to awaken people to the depth and complexity of moral concerns. This time, we really wanted to drop a fun-bomb. Something to dance or f*** to,” states Chris and Megaplex achieves just that. Recorded at Tim Wheeler from Ash’s Atomic Heart Studios in NYC and once again produced by Max Hart (ex-Katy Perry), the duo set about honing down a sprawling burst of creativity to make the concise pop beast that is Megaplex.

Album opener and first single “One In, One Out’ introduces fans to a new era of We Are Scientists, with its hook-laden indie-electro leanings and ultramodern visuals directed by Jed Mitchell. “When Jed explained the VR aspect to us,” says Keith, “we thought it was going to be our chance to step outside of our corporeal bondage, to enter a world where natural laws have no place, where our abilities would be unchecked by physics or even by morality, where we could live like gods and wantonly slake our every unholy thirst. Turns out, he just wanted us to perform our song, which was fun, too.”

“At this point in our career, we’ve written so many songs,” explains Keith.  “The pool for this record alone was something like 90 songs deep — that we know exactly what we want out of a We Are Scientists record. We want it to be taut, to bang hard, to have a big hook every four seconds or so. We don’t have to be precious about which songs make it onto a record; we can listen to the ones that didn’t make it at home, on our own time. Megaplex is just the ten most delicious songs that we have — a stacked-up compound of entertainment.”

“It takes a lot of hard work, a lot of honing of craft to make it to six records,” continues Keith. “ I mean, the Velvet Underground never made six albums. The Smiths didn’t. Pavement, Guns N’ Roses, The Stooges — none of them could do it. So, I guess we’re just objectively better than those bands now? It’s just a mathematical fact, right? Van Halen made six with David Lee Roth but only four with Sammy Hagar, so I guess we’re better than Hagar-era Van Halen but only just as good as Roth-era? Which, saying it out loud, makes total sense, yeah.”

These are stark facts that cannot be argued when faced with the ten melodious molten nuggets that are simply blinding in their brightness. Yes folks, We Are Scientists are very much back.

“Our brilliant work in pop song writing is unsurpassed,” summarizes Keith.  “And will probably make the We Are Scientists name live beyond eternity.”

WE ARE SCIENTISTS
ON TOUR

DATE

CITY

VENUE / TICKET LINK

ON SALE

June 13

Boston, MA

Sonia

Friday, Feb. 9 @ 10 AM Local

June 14

Philadelphia, PA

Johnny Brenda’s

Friday, Feb. 9 @ 10 AM Local

June 15

Dover, MD

Firefly Music Festival

Friday, Feb. 9 @ 10 AM Local

June 16

New York, NY

Bowery Ballroom

Friday, Feb. 9 @ 12 PM Local

June 18

Toronto, ON

Horseshoe Tavern

Friday, Feb. 9 @ 10 AM Local

June 19

Pittsburgh, PA

The Funhouse at Mr. Smalls

Friday, Feb. 9 @ 10 AM Local

June 20

Columbus, OH

Rumba Cafe

Friday, Feb. 9 @ 10 AM Local

June 21

Indianapolis, IN

The Hi-Fi

Friday, Feb. 9 @ 10 AM Local

June 22

Chicago, IL

Empty Bottle

Friday, Feb. 9 @ 10 AM Local

June 23

Cincinnati, OH

MOTR Pub

Friday, Feb. 9 @ 10 AM Local

June 25

Richmond, VA

The Camel

Friday, Feb. 9 @ 10 AM Local

June 26

Washington, DC

Rock & Roll Hotel

Friday, Feb. 9 @ 10 AM Local

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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