Merge Records’ new signing, Ought, is releasing their third full length in early 2018. The album, titled Room Inside The World, is on white vinyl for the limited variant, while standard is on black. Both variants are packaged in a gatefold jacket.
Recorded at Rare Book Room in Brooklyn with producer Nicolas Vernhes (Deerhunter, Animal Collective, Silver Jews), Room Inside the Worldexplores themes that have always concerned the band—identity, connection, survival in a precarious world—but with a bolder, more nuanced sound palette. Vibraphone, justly intonated synthesizers, drum machines, and a 70-piece choir suffuse the precise post-punk breakdowns that spangled Ought’s first two albums, giving rise to an emotional complexity that pushes their characteristically taut sound to greater depths.
All formats of Room Inside the World feature paintings by artist Erin Lawlor.
The album will be released on Feb. 16. Stream “These 3 Things,” below.