Speedy Ortiz announced that their sophomore album “Foil Deer” will be released via Carpark Records on April 21, 2015.
The group, including Sadie Dupuis on guitar and vocals, Mike Falcone on drums, Darl Ferm on bass, and new addition Devin McKnight of Grass is Green on guitar, have spent the last year touring, tagging along with the likes of The Breeders, Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks, and Thurston Moore.
Dupuis wrote much of “Foil Deer” at her mother’s home in Connecticut. “I gave up wasting mental energy on people who didn’t have my back,” she says. “Listening to our old records, I get the sense I was putting myself in horrible situations just to write sad songs. This music isn’t coming from a dark place, and without slipping into self-empowerment jargon, it feels stronger.”
Speedy Ortiz spent almost a month in the studio recording “Foil Deer.” “The demos for our songs have always had tons of small details and production experimentation, but we never had any money to pay for more than a couple days in the studio, so the songs came out very live-sounding and guitar heavy,” Dupuis says. It was recorded and mixed at Brooklyn’s Rare Book Room with Nicolas Vernhes (Silver Jews, Enon, Deerhunter), with the record mastered by Emily Lazar (Sia, Haim, Beauty Pill).
Speedy Ortiz “Foil Deer” track listing
1. Good Neck
2. Raising The Skate
3. The Graduates
4. Dot X
7. Swell Content
9. My Dead Girl
11. Mister Difficult
12. Dvrk Wvrld