Andy Butler guests on the New York outfit's first LP in over a decade.
The record will be the group's first full-length in over a decade, following 1997's The Conquest of You. Made up of Bronx-born artist August Darnell and a trio of sultry back-up singers (the Coconuts), the group have spent decades blending traditional music from the US, Latin America, South America and the Caribbean, resulting in a style of leftfield funk that's embodied in tracks like "Stool Pigeon" and "Annie, I'm Not Your Daddy." Aesthetically inspired by pre-WWII Americana, Darnell often appears on stage in a zoot suit, and adorns his record sleeves (including I Wake Up Screaming) with references to vintage cinema.
I Wake Up Screaming was recorded at Darnell's studio in Sweden, where he currently lives part time. All of the tracks are previously unreleased, and some were co-produced with Andy Butler, frontman of Hercules & Love Affair. The album will be preceded in July by a single for "I Do Believe," with remixes by Faze Action, 40 Thieves, Emperor Machine and Brennan Green.
01. Stony and Cory
02. I Wake Up Screaming (In the Tropics)
03. Somebody's Got to Lose
04. I Do Believe
05. Long Live the King
06. Verily Verily Verily
09. This Is My Life
10. We're Rockin' Out Tonight
11. Love Remains
12. Blow Me up
13. Just Because I Love You
Strut will release I Wake Up Screaming on September 12th, 2011.