North London’s Animal Kingdom have unveiled their new full-length, The Looking Away, out this week on Boombox/Mom+Pop. The album, produced by David Kosten< (Bat For Lashes, Everything Everything) is currently streaming in full over at Spinner. The Looking Away is the North London trio’s lush and atmospheric sophomore release that follows its well-received debut album, Signs and Wonders, a body of work that had NME describing it as “achingly beautiful celestial indie” as well as stating the band “will have Sigur Ros quivering with envy”. The Looking Away is now available exclusively through iTunes.
Additionally, the album’s first single, “Strange Attractor,” has been named the iTunes “Single of the Week”. The band’s dreamy new single, a track NYLON Magazine recently called “a whipped pop blend of atmospheric melodies and a heart-wrenching, high-flying chorus that only gets more thrilling as the song progresses” can now be downloaded for free. Directed by Ben Strebel, the video for “Strange Attractor” is a colorful and visually striking clip suitable for the song’s delicate yet hard-driving tempo. Check out the video below:
Animal Kingdom will be performing at Lollapalooza in Chicago, IL, on Friday, August 3 and Outsidelands in San Francisco, CA, between August 10 and 12. The band will be making appearances at venues across the U.S. in late Summer as well. Tour dates coming soon.