Space-rock cult heroes Failure have announced their upcoming sixth album, Wild Type Droid, which is due out December 3rd through the band's own label, Failure Music. Heralding the new LP, the L.A. trio — Ken Andrews, Greg Edwards and Kellii Scott — have offered up its lead single, the swirling and hypnotic "Headstand." Stream it above via YouTube. Wild Type Droid is available for pre-order now.
"The lyrics come from my earliest memory of spacing-out in my room when I was seven, trying to conceive of infinity and watching the dust falling through the bars of sunlight pouring through my blinds," Edwards commented. "I had heard that a lot of that dust was made up of skin cells and that really stuck with me. It's kind of a love song to those bizarre innocent moments of solitude.
"To me, it captures a lot of the new musical approaches and techniques we were going for on this album, but somehow is still quintessential Failure," Andrews added. "We've been together long enough to know that some of our best ideas come directly from these experimental sessions. For this album, we simply cultivated that methodology for a much longer time than we have in the past. It brought out the trio aspect of the band. There was a feeling we could really push the individual parts further away from each other and let the more interesting and challenging combinations take center stage."