The Temper Trap’s highly-anticipated new studio album will be released on May 21st. A self-titled affair, it will be the band’s follow-up to their phenomenally successful 2009 debut, Conditions.
Expectations are high for this album, considering how well their single Sweet Disposition did a few years back. It was featured heavily in the comedy/drama film 500 Days of Summer, experienced heavy rotation on modern rock radio, and garnered them a stellar Outdoor Stage set at Coachella that same year.
The first single from the new album is called Need Your Love, an epic song with an even more epic Karate Kid-themed music video:
They also released the song Rabbit Hole a few months back, as the first sample of the new album:
This week, a third song from the new record was made available over at NME. Right now, you can’t stream Trembling Hands within the United States, but that should presumably change soon.
Here at Minx Society we’re excited about this new album, as Conditions was particularly impressive – the Temper Trap have a really eclectic sound, led by bouncy, gritty rhythms and some pretty excellent harmonies, and judging by the first single, The Temper Trap may turn out to be one of the stronger albums released this year.
As the band’s website details: “The new album was recorded at the famed Sound Factory in Los Angeles, with producer Tony Hoffer, who’s worked with the likes of Beck, M83 & Phoenix. It’s our first album as a five-piece, after we recently welcomed Joseph Greer (keyboard/guitar) to the fold as a permanent member.”
They’ll be promoting the record with a concert at the Hollywood Palladium on Friday, June 15th – get your tickets now.