The duo will unleash their collaboration-heavy second album later in the year.
Entitled Temporary Pleasure, the duo's second album features a raft of high profile vocal performances, with only two of the record's ten tracks appearing in instrumental form. Yeasayer's Chris Keating voices the lead-off single "Audacity of Huge," whilst Hot Chip's Alexis Taylor, Jamie Lidell, Gossip's Beth Ditto and Super Furry Animals' Gruff Rhys are amongst the other acts to have taken their turn in Simian's vocal booth over the last 18 months of recording. From what we've heard of the record, it seems to have much more of a tech-house slant than 2007's Attack Decay Sustain Release, with the ascending riffs of "10000 Horses Can't Be Wrong" and "Good Life"-esque synth stabs of "Synthesise" poised to cater to a much different set of DJs than their more electro-inclined material. Designer and illustrator Kate Moross (who also runs vinyl-only indie label Isomorph) is set to fashion the artwork for the release, and she'll also take directorial duties for the "Audacity Of Huge" music video.
01. Cream Dream (featuring Gruff Rhys)
02. Audacity of Huge (featuring Chris Keating)
03. 10000 Horses Can't Be Wrong
04. Cruel Intentions (featuring Beth Ditto)
05. Off The Map (featuring Jamie Lidell)
07. Bad Blood (featuring Alexis Taylor)
08. Turn Up The Dial (featuring Young Fathers)
10. Pinball (featuring Telepathe)
Wichita Recordings will release Temporary Pleasure on August 17th, 2009.