ARCHITECTS Announce 'The Classic Symptoms Of A Broken Spirit' Album, Share 'Tear Gas' Single
July 12, 2022
ARCHITECTS will release a new studio album, "The Classic Symptoms Of A Broken Spirit", on October 21 via Epitaph. The announcement comes with the release of lead single "Tear Gas", which is described as "an arena-ready anthem packed with industrial stomp."
"The Classic Symptoms Of A Broken Spirit" will be ARCHITECTS' tenth studio album and is the follow-up to last year's critically acclaimed "For Those That Wish To Exist".
The ARCHITECTS members barely had time to celebrate success when they began the process of writing the songs that make up the new record.
The LP was produced by Dan Searle and Josh Middleton, with additional production from Sam Carter at Middle Farm Studios and their own HQ, Electric Studios in Brighton.
ARCHITECTS were buoyed by finally being back in the room together after their last album was made mostly remote due to COVID restrictions, and the result was something altogether more "free, playful and spontaneous," the band's drummer and songwriter Dan explains. Frontman Sam Carter agrees: "This one feels more live, more exciting and more fun — it has that energy. We wanted it to be a lot more industrial and electronic."
Layers of electronic and industrial elements infuse the album with a blast of energy that sets the cinematic moodscape for the 11-track ride. There is more than a passing nod to the band's post-rock influences as well as now-familiar fist-pumping anthems such as "When We Were Young" and the aforementioned "Tear Gas".
"The Classic Symptoms Of A Broken Spirit" track listing:
01. Deep Fake 02. Tear Gas 03. Spit The Bone 04. Burn Down My House 05. Living Is Killing Us 06. When We Were Young 07. Doomscrolling 08. Born Again Pessimist 09. A New Moral Low Ground 10. All The Love In The World 11. Be Very Afraid
Upcoming ARCHITECTS tour dates:
Sep. 06 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue Sep. 08 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave Hall Sep. 09 - Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theater Sep. 10 - Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall Sep. 12 - Indianapolis, IN @ Deluxe - Old National Centre Sep. 13 - Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre Sep. 15 - Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theater Sep. 16 - Toronto, ON @ Canada Rebel Sep. 17 - Montreal, QC @ Canada Mtelus Sep. 20 - Boston, MA @ House of Blues - Boston Sep. 21 - New York, NY @ Terminal 5 Sep. 22 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore - Philadelphia Sep. 23 - Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore - Silver Spring Sep. 25 - Louisville, KY @ Louder Than Life Festival Sep. 26 - Norfolk, VA @ The Norva Theater Sep. 27 - Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz - Raleigh Sep. 29 - Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works Sep. 30 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade Oct. 01 - St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Live Oct. 03 - Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater - Dallas Oct. 04 - San Antonio, TX @ The Aztec Theater Oct. 06 - Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre Oct. 07 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Novo by Microsoft Oct. 09 - Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock Festival Nov. 05 - Leeds, UK @ First Direct Arena* Nov. 06 - Glasgow, UK @ OVO Hydro* Nov. 08 – Dublin, IE @ 3Arena* Nov. 09 - Belfast, IE @ SSE Arena* Nov. 11 - Birmingham, UK @ Utilita Arena* Nov. 12 - London, UK @ 02 Arena* Nov. 14 - Cardiff, UK @ Motorpoint Arena* Nov. 15 - Bournemouth, UK @ International Centre*
* Support for BIFFY CLYRO
ARCHITECTS is Dan Searle, Sam Carter, Alex Dean, Adam Christianson and Josh Middleton.