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Failure - The Heart is a Monster

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First Album in 19 Years!

The Heart Is A Monster is the first new album in nineteen years from influential Los Angeles-based alternative trio Failure and the highly anticipated follow-up to 1996’s Fantastic Planet. The band returned from a 17-year hiatus in early 2014 with a single Los Angeles date planned. The show sold out in seconds, which led to a North American tour, including a run of dates with Tool, and eventually back to the studio. 

“Trying to follow up Fantastic Planet was a bit daunting,” said Ken Andrews, who mixed the 18-song collection with the band acting as producers. “We’ve pushed the bar upward again, but at the same time, we’ve kept the signature sound of the band intact.” “Thematically we’ve moved from the outer space of Fantastic Planet to inner space,” adds Greg Edwards. “From the dislocation of one’s identity to the complete erasing of it by sleep and dreams. I think we’ve used instrumentation in the service of mood and emotion to an even greater degree than on Fantastic Planet.”

In an interview with Noisey, Andrews admits by the time the band announced their first live outing, he, Edwards and Kellii Scott were already working on new music saying, “One thing that Greg and I agreed on very early on, is that we did not want to reform for just one or two nostalgia tours. We wanted to come back as a full functioning musical force and creatively pick up where we left off with Fantastic Planet. That meant we needed to start experimenting in the studio first, which we did in late 2013. After a few months, we came to the conclusion that we were having a good time and that we liked the results, and that we thought the results were definitely Failure. We’ve been chipping away at a new album this whole time.”

Andrews and Edwards went on to explain that despite the time lapse between albums their approach to writing and recording Fantastic Planet and The Heart Is A Monster have been similar noting, “The songs on Fantastic Planet appear more or less in the order that we wrote them...when, we do a song now, we write it and record it soup-to-nuts without moving to another song...It takes longer, but it makes more sense for us artistically to explore a song completely before you move on.”

“Failure has been a huge inspiration to me. They say amateurs borrow and professionals steal. Well over the years this pro has robbed those poor saps blind.” - Maynard James Keenan, Tool/A Perfect Circle

Failure The Heart Is A Monster Track Listing:

1.  Segue 4
2.  Hot Traveler
3.  A.M. Amnesia
4.  Snow Angel
5.  Atom City Queen
6.  Segue 5
7.  Counterfeit Sky
8.  Petting the Carpet
9.  Mulholland Dr.
10. Fair Light Era
11. Segue 6
12. Come Crashing
13. Segue 7
14. The Focus
15. Otherwhere
16. Segue 8
17. I Can See Houses
18. Segue 9

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1. Segue 4
2. Hot Traveler
3. A.M. Amnesia
4. Snow Angel
5. Atom City Queen
6. Segue 5
7. Counterfeit Sky
8. Petting the Carpet
9. Mulholland Dr.
10. Fair Light Era
11. Segue 6
12. Come Crashing
13. Segue 7
14. The Focus
15. Otherwhere
16. Segue 8
17. I Can See Houses
18. Segue 9

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