Failure have announced the dates and cities for their upcoming North American tour. Venues are still pending. Notably, the band also revealed that each show will open with a preview of their new documentary.
06/02 – San Diego, CA
06/03 – Pioneertown, CA
06/04 – Las Vegas, NV
06/05 – Phoenix, AZ
06/07 – Albuquerque, NM
06/08 – Denver, CO
06/09 – Omaha, NE
06/10 – Lawrence, KS
06/11 – St. Louis, MO
06/12 – Dallas, TX
06/14 – Austin, TX
06/15 – San Antonio, TX
06/16 – New Orleans, LA
06/17 – Nashville, TN
06/18 – Birmingham, AL
06/19 – Atlanta, GA
06/21 – Raleigh, NC
06/22 – Baltimore, MD
06/23 – Philadelphia, PA
06/24 – New York, NY
06/25 – Boston, MA
06/26 – Toronto, ON
06/28 – Detroit, MI
06/29 – Pittsburgh, PA
06/30 – Cleveland, OH
07/01 – Chicago, IL
07/02 – St. Paul, MN
07/05 – Seattle, WA
07/06 – Portland, OR
07/07 – San Francisco, CA
07/08 – Los Angeles, CA
Failure have premiered a new song titled “Submarines.” This track is from the band’s new album “Wild Type Droid,” which will be released on December 3. Greg Edwards commented:
“The main riff appeared spontaneously during an endless jam, but ‘Submarines’ sounds like a song we’ve been waiting to write for years. These were the first lyrics written for the record, after the initial wave of Covid confusion and uncertainty. It’s a song about coming back to the surface, putting away your armor, ignoring willful idiocy, and getting back to life after a trauma. We’ve collectively lost our innocence with this plague and we need to fight the reflex to close-up and sink like a stone when risk and threat and fear seem to be everywhere.”
Failure have premiered a new video for their latest single “Headstand.“ This track is from the band’s new album “Wild Type Droid,“ which will be released on December 3.
Failure have premiered a new song titled “Headstand.” This track is from the band’s new album “Wild Type Droid,” which will be released on December 3.
Ken Andrews said the following about the new song:
“The lyrics come from my earliest memory of spacing-out in my room when I was seven, trying to conceive of infinity and watching the dust falling through the bars of sunlight pouring through my blinds. I had heard that a lot of that dust was made up of skin cells and that really stuck with me. It’s kind of a love song to those bizarre innocent moments of solitude.”
He also added the following about the album:
“To me, it captures a lot of the new musical approaches and techniques we were going for on this album, but somehow is still quintessential Failure. We’ve been together long enough to know that some of our best ideas come directly from these experimental sessions.
For this album, we simply cultivated that methodology for a much longer time than we have in the past. It brought out the trio aspect of the band. There was a feeling we could really push the individual parts further away from each other and let the more interesting and challenging combinations take center stage.”
Greg Edwards also discussed the cover art, which was created by digital artist Beeple:
“This feels like a good place and time to abandon the space iconography and theme once and for all. In a lot of ways, this album feels like a return to earth. All minds have been called back to their bodies. There’s a lot to attend to right in front of us.”
“Wild Type Droid” Track Listing:
01. “Water With Hands”
03. “Lifetime Of Joy”
05. “Bring Back The Sound”
06. “Mercury Mouth”
08. “Long Division”
09. “Bad Translation”
10. “Half Moon”
Failure have officially started the recording process for their new album. The band recently confirmed the news on Instagram:
Failure have released a new version of their cover of Depeche Mode‘s “Enjoy The Silence.“ Ken Andrews said the following about that:
“We originally recorded a cover of ‘Enjoy The Silence‘ for the 1998 Depeche Mode tribute, ‘For The Masses‘. That album has all but disappeared, no longer in print and not available via streaming platforms but we as a band are proud of our take on that song and had wanted to re-record it for some time. With the blessing of both Martin Gore and Depeche Mode, we re-addressed our version and came up with this new version for 2020.”
Failure frontman Ken Andrews has offered an update on drummer Kelli Scott’s battle with colon cancer. He said the following in a new video that he launched for his creative and recording techniques:
“I’m happy to report that Kelli Scott, the drummer of the band Failure, is totally recovering well from his cancer surgery. So in my world, everything’s very upside down with schedules and what we can do, but we’re all healthy so that’s the main thing.”
Scott himself previously commented on his illness earlier this year:
[via The PRP]
Failure have officially cancelled their July shows in Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York due to the coronavirus pandemic. Those dates were supposed to feature full album performances of “Comfort,“ “Magnified,” and “Fantastic Planet.“
“Failure fans and anyone who bought tickets to any of the nine shows the band was scheduled to perform this July 2020. All nine shows are officially cancelled. The band have been planning and preparing to do the shows, but the reality is concerts like this are not going to be safe well past July, and may not be allowed to comeback until wide adoption of a vaccine is in place.
Although the band does plan to eventually reschedule these shows, we feel it would be a mistake to reschedule them at this point, when there is no realistic way of knowing when concerts will be safe again. We are very aware that many ticket holders for these shows also have travel and accommodation bookings to contend with and we don’t want you to have to deal with rescheduling all of that twice.
As soon as the path forward for safe concerts becomes clearer, we will rebook these shows. The band wants everyone to know how disappointed we are that these shows are cancelled, but in the big picture this is just a delay, and these shows will eventually happen.
In the meantime, some good news to report. The band just received a second set of test pressings from the plant that is manufacturing the Failure 1992-1996 Box Set and they sound great! We are approving them and hope to see the Box Set move into production next week! Stay tuned.
As previously reported, Failure’s new vinyl set, “Failure: 1992-1996,“ has been delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Despite this, the band have decided to release a digital version of the effort. 20% of the proceeds will go towards the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund.
Failure’s new vinyl set, “Failure: 1992-1996,“ has been delayed. The set was originally supposed to be released on April 7, but it was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The band commented:
“Due to manufacturing delays related to Covid-19, the shipping date for the Failure Boxset has been pushed back. At this point, many vinyl plants worldwide are temporarily shutdown, so we can not currently project a release date. To compensate for this unfortunate turn of events and give a little quarantine goodwill we have decided to release download codes to the digital versions of the remixed/remastered audio to anyone who has already purchased the boxset. We have your E-mail and you will receive a download code by this Tuesday, April 7th. If you purchase now, and moving forward, you will also receive the codes.”
In other news, the group have also confirmed that their special July tour is still on for now:
“Concerning the July shows in Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York— as they are still more than 90 days away no decision has been made to cancel them yet, so we are moving ahead with preparation as though they are going to happen. Of course, this could change as stay-at-home orders are extended, so stay tuned for further updates.”
[via The PRP]