Ages and Ages Announce New Album ME YOU THEY WE And Share New Single JUST MY LUCK

Ages and Ages Announce New Album ME YOU THEY WE And Share New Single JUST MY LUCK

Ages and Ages are announcing Me You They We, the follow to their critically acclaimed 2016 release Something to Ruin, today with the "bouncy but slightly macabre" "Just My Luck" at Paste Magazine. Me You They We is a statement of purpose that also served as a respite, a kind of musical group therapy, for the principle songwriters Rob Oberdorf and Tim Perry who got together twice a week, along with drummer and co-producer Evan Railton, to cope with the daily onslaught of atrocities by writing through it. Ages and Ages continue with their offbeat take on indie-pop in ebbs and flows of optimism and pessimism but never falling into cynicism.

"Just My Luck is some down home stream-of-consciousness writing that, upon revisiting, seems to address my tendency to sometimes make easy things difficult. I find myself tripping through this mass of cliches, searching for something less disappointing and predictable. It's the soft surfaces that cut my feet. It's the easy answers that elude me. And it's the pursuit of something mysterious and less refined that baits me and keeps me hooked in this hypnotic dance, even when it hurts. But sometimes the truth really is right in front of me. Sometimes it actually isn't necessary to scrape at the hard earth with my bare hands to get to something more meaningful. So if I can avoid making this mistake, I'm sure as shit going to try. Let's all try together, eh friends?" - Tim Perry

Ages and Ages Tour
04/12 - Redding, CA - The Dip
04/13 - San Francisco, CA - Hotel Utah
04/16 - Los Angeles, CA - The Moroccan Lounge
04/17 - San Diego, CA - Soda Bar
04/18 - Phoenix, AZ - The Rebel Lounge
04/20 - Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge
04/23 - Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court
04/24 - Boise, ID - The Olympic
04/25 - Walla Walla, WA - Billsville West
04/26 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
04/27 - Seattle, WA - Barboza

"We had done some basic tracks for this one early on, and then we did the lead vocal and a couple of overdubs with Sylvia Massy at her studio in Ashland. Sylvia's collaborator Morgan O'Shaughnessey recorded the strings remotely at his place in LA. We then discarded and reinvented the song about 14 times before the version you hear on the record. We embraced the patchwork spirit in the album version. If we had continued to work on the record, it probably would have evolved again a few more times - it's just one of those songs which doesn't want to settle...which fits in with the lyrical themes." - Rob Oberdorfer

The process of creating Me You They We was a long, deliberate one. It was a bit of a luxury, with the trio having their twice-weekly writing and recording sessions at Oberdorfer's home studio, sometimes with friends adding vocals, including newest member Lizzy Rose Allen. Having that space and equipment allowed them to work through the material at their own pace, taking creative sideroads whenever an idea presented itself. Working on their own, they could have complete control over the sessions, without outside voices muddying the waters. Me You They We feels like a true statement of purpose for Ages and Ages.

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