The Districts have announced the details for their fifth full-length album, ‘Great American Painting’.
Set to arrive on 4th February 2022 via Fat Possum, it’s previewed by first single ‘I Want To Feel It All’.
“‘I Want To Feel It All’ is about feeling everything possible all at once, and emotional fireworks and loving the universe and everyone in it. But it also saves room for being about death and the darkness underlying all existence, and forgiveness and pain and acceptance,” explains vocalist/guitarist Rob Grote. “The video takes place in the twilit Pennsylvania hills, where we perform with fireworks in the ever fleeting present this song seeks to grasp. The surreal undertone to the video represents the detached dreamlike world this song lives in, while the unspoiled American landscape is a symbol of idealism and the natural mystery that inspires our work.”
The track comes with a video, directed alongside Frank Apollonio, which you can check out below.
‘Great American Painting’ is described as being ‘deeply informed’ by two months that Grote spent living in a Washington state cabin at the height of the pandemic.
“While we were there I spent some time driving near all these crazy rivers and the Gifford Pinchot National Forest, and I was mesmerized by how those unspoiled landscapes really capture a timeless idea of what America is,” he explains. “I’d just come from taking part in the protests in Philly and getting tear-gassed, and it felt so strange to go between those two extremes. In a way this album is asking, ‘What is the great American painting? Is it police brutality, or is it this beautiful landscape?’ And the truth is it’s all of that.”
The Districts are set to hit the UK and Europe early next year for a run of dates, you can find them after the jump.
Great American Painting tracklist:
- Revival Psalm
- No Blood
- Do It Over
- White Devil
- Long End
- Outlaw Love
- I Want To Feel It All
- On Our Parting My Beloved
The Districts tour dates
22 – Clwb Ifor Bach – Cardiff, UK
23 – The Library – Lancaster, UK
24 – Bodega – Nottingham, UK
26 – Hare & Hounds – Birmingham, UK
27 – Arts Centre – Norwich, UK
28 – Arts Club Loft – Liverpool, UK
29 – The Workman’s Club – Dublin, IE
31 – St. Luke’s – Glasgow, UK
1 – Brudenell Social Club – Leeds, UK
2 – YES – Manchester, UK
3 – Exchange – Bristol, UK
5 – Lafayette – London, UK
6 – Patterns – Brighton, UK
8 – TRIX – Antwerp, BE
9 – Gebaude 9 – Cologne, DE
10 – Aereonauf – Lille, FR
11 – Le Petit Bain – Lille, FR
12 – Dynamo Werk 21 – Zurich, CH
14 – Strom – Munich, DE
15 – Chapeu Rouge – Prague, CZ
16 – Hole 44 – Berlin, DE
17 – Bahnhof Pauli – Hamburg. DE
19 – Ekko – Utrecht, NL