Architects are back with a new single, “tear gas,” and it premiered alongside a radioactive music video. The band also announced their new album, the classic symptoms of a broken spirit, is out Oct. 21 via Epitaph Records.
At the beginning of “tear gas,” a faint, reverberant sonar ping portends a cavernous drop hiding behind the roaring instrumentation. Those who manage to listen past the track’s rugged outer layer are met with an ever-expanding sound, complete with stalagmites of unyielding percussion and vocals that come to resemble the dank humidity of unseen depths.
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In the video, Architects adopt the role of mysterious experimenters. When their session of watching cute pug videos is interrupted by the warning of an imminent meltdown, the band rush to escape the facility.
“This one feels more live, more exciting and more fun — it has that energy. We wanted it to be a lot more industrial and electronic,” frontman Sam Carter said in a press release.
The band’s intentions are unmistakable, from the track’s fascination with constantly echoing elements and the accompanying video’s theme. Architects have never been ones to make shallow songs, and on “tear gas,” each of their tried-and-true tricks for making a track feel expansive has been given a chrome finish.
This fall, Architects will embark on their tour across the U.S. and U.K. Tickets are available for purchase here.
Check below for the “tear gas” video and a list of tour dates.
Architects tour dates
09/06 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
09/08 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave Hall
09/09 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theater
09/10 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
09/12 – Indianapolis, IN @ Deluxe – Old National Centre
09/13 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre
09/15 – Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theater
09/16 – Toronto, ON @ Canada Rebel
09/17 – Montreal, QC @ Canada Mtelus
09/20 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues – Boston
09/21 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5
09/22 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore – Philadelphia
09/23 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore – Silver Spring
09/25 – Louisville, KY @ Louder Than Life Festival
09/26 – Norfolk, VA @ The Norva Theater
09/27 – Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz – Raleigh
09/29 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
09/30 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
10/01 – St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Live
10/03 – Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater – Dallas
10/04 – San Antonio, TX @ The Aztec Theater
10/06 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
10/07 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Novo by Microsoft
10/09 – Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock Festival
11/05 – Leeds, UK @ First Direct Arena*
11/06 – Glasgow, UK @ OVO Hydro*
11/08 – Dublin, IE @ 3Arena*
11/09 – Belfast, IE @ SSE Arena*
11/11 – Birmingham, UK @ Utilita Arena*
11/12 – London, UK @ 02 Arena*
11/14 – Cardiff, UK @ Motorpoint Arena*
11/15 – Bournemouth, UK @ International Centre*