Ought figured they really ought to formally announce their new album, Room Inside the World, on Merge (so they did)

Ought figured they really ought to formally announce their new album, Room Inside the World, on Merge (so they did)

Not to “twist your arm” or whatever, but: Montreal’s current most-awesome post-punk foursome Ought have announced their new album, Room Inside the World, and you kinda really ought to know about it.

See, it’s the band’s third album and their first since signing to Merge. It was written in Ought’s sock sock factory rehearsal space with the help of a “digital moodboard” featuring artists from Brian Eno to Kenneth Anger. It was recorded with the help of less-digital moodboard Nicolas Vernhes at Brooklyn’s Rare Book Room.

You also really ought to make yourself aware that the first single from the new album, “These 3 Things,” is accompanied by a video directed by Scottie Cameron and Johnny Look, who has also worked with Grizzly Bear, Cloud Nothings and Cass McCombs.

Finally, Ought are currently in the middle of a tour with Waxahatchee, but they figured they really ought to plot a headlining tour of their own next year, so they’ve announced those dates as well. You might wanna check them out down below.

Pre-order Room Inside the World here and watch the video for “These 3 Things,” also down below. (Not that you “have to,” or anything…)


Room Inside the World tracklisting:

01. Into the Sea
02. Disgraced in America
03. Disaffectation
04. These 3 Things
05. Desire
06. Brief Shield
07. Take Everything
08. Pieces Wasted
09. Alice

Ought to hit the road:

11.08.17 – Pittsburgh, PA – Spirit*
11.09.17 – Bloomington, IN – The Bishop*
11.10.17 – Louisville, KY – Zanzabar*
11.11.17 – Chattanooga, TN – Sluggo’s*
11.12.17 – Tallahassee, FL – The Wilbury*
11.13.17 – Gainesville, FL – The Wooly*
11.14.17 – Miami, FL – Gramps*
11.16.17 – Orlando, FL – The Social*
11.17.17 – St. Petersburg, FL – Et Cultura Festival*
11.18.17 – Charleston, SC – The Royal American*
11.19.17 – Richmond, VA – Capital Ale House*
11.20.17 – Arden, DE – Arden Gild Hall#
03.06.18 – Montreal, QC – Théâtre Fairmount^
03.07.18 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
03.09.18 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
03.10.18 – St Louis, MO – Off Broadway^
03.11.18 – Kansas City, MO - The Riot Room^
03.17.18 – Mesa, AZ – Underground%
03.18.18 – Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room%
03.19.18 – Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom%
03.20.18 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent%
03.22.18 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios%
03.23.18 – Seattle, WA – Chop Suey%
03.24.18 – Vancouver, BC – The Cobalt%
03.26.18 – Calgary, AB – The Palomino%
03.27.18 – Saskatoon, SK – Amigo’s Cantina%
03.29.18 – Winnipeg, MB – The Good Will Social Club%
03.30.18 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry%
03.31.18 – Madison, WI – High Noon%
04.02.18 – Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups%
04.04.18 – Washington, DC – The Black Cat
04.05.18 – Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church
04.06.18 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
04.07.18 – Boston, MA – The Sinclair
04.20.18 – Bristol, UK – The Exchange
04.21.18 – Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club
04.22.18 – Glasgow, UK – Stereo
04.23.18 – Birmingham, UK – Hare & Hounds
04.24.18 – London, UK – Garage
04.26.18 – Paris, FR – Maroquinerie
04.27.18 – Nantes, FR – Stereolux
04.28.18 – Bordeaux, FR – Iboat
04.30.18 – Lausanne, CH – Le Romandie
05.01.18 – Winterthur, CH – Albani
05.02.18 – Brussels, BE – Botanique
05.03.18 – Cologne, DE – Bumann & Sohn
05.04.18 – Berlin, DE – Kantine am Berghain
05.05.18 – Copenhagen, DK – Loppen
05.07.18 – Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso Noord

* Waxahatchee
^ Snail Mail
% Flasher
$ Trace Mountains and Boys Online
# Shame and Grace Vonderkuhn

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