Watch IDLES release new track ‘Car Crash’

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It’s the second song from their new album ‘CRAWLER’.

After announcing their fourth album ‘CRAWLER’ with comeback track ‘The Beachland Ballroom’, IDLES are giving us the latest taste of what to expect with new track ‘Car Crash’.

Detailing frontman Joe Talbot’s own near-fatal experience, he says, “It’s the horrific, comedown hangover — waking up in the morning and realising the smashes, like, what the fuck am I doing with my life?”

“We wanted it to be as violent as possible to reflect that event,” Mark Bowen adds. “I really wanted it to be this sonic touchstone. We recorded the drums beforehand and put them on a vinyl acetate. Whenever you replay an acetate, because it is kind of like a liquid, it degrades every time. It touches on things being transient and momentary — even a single drum hit. It’s like a memory, when the moment has passed and you deal with the repercussions over and over again, and they morph and change into something else. It’s one of the first times on an IDLES song where we used proper effects on the vocals — it was Joe going through my pedal board, so you get both clarity and degradation.”

Check out ‘Car Crash’ below.

‘CRAWLER’ Tracklisting:
1. MTT 420 RR
2. The Wheel
3. When the Lights Come On
4. Car Crash
5. The New Sensation
6. Stockholm Syndrome
7. The Beachland Ballroom
8. Crawl!
9. Meds
10. Kelechi
11. Progress
12. Wizz
13. King Snake
14. The End

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