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Hear OUGHT’s tense new song “Habit”

Before More Than Any Other Day drops, hear the Montreal post-punk band's new track.

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- Apr 16, 2014

"Habit" is the sound of OUGHT railing against routine by falling into it. Taken from the Montreal group's upcoming Constellation Records debut, the fraught post-punk of the first section seems to be fermenting inside Tim Beeler's lungs, and in David Byrne's loud-man-in-a-small-room vocal style launches into a kind of self-invective: "Is there something that you're trying to express?" And like Talking Heads, here OUGHT have the ability to make their music sound in on the joke, its wandering guitar chords cascading through curious bass and half-remembered dream keyboards. The song's sonic narrative tightens the noose until the vessel bursts into a squall, a violin playing the ship down to Beeler's rapturous welcoming of an awful death: "I feel a habit forming."

OUGHT's new album More Than Any Other Day is out April 29 via Constellation; pre-order it here.

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