Failure are streaming their first full-length in 19 years online, in full.
‘The Heart is a Monster’ is the band’s first album since 1996’s ‘Fantastic Planet’, following their reunion tour last year.
A press release quotes vocalist and guitarist Ken Andrews, who explains: “Trying to follow up Fantastic Planet was a bit daunting,” he said. “We’ve pushed the bar upward again, but at the same time, we’ve kept the signature sound of the band intact.”
Guitarist Greg Edwards added, “Thematically we’ve moved from the outer space of Fantastic Planet to inner space. From the dislocation of one’s identity to the complete erasing of it by sleep and dreams. I think we’ve used instrumentation in the service of mood and emotion to an even greater degree than on our previous records.”