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Thou announce new album 'Umbilical' + share lead single

An unfiltered body of work for the boundless collective.

thou umbilical, thou new album.
Photograph by Nathan Tucker

On May 31st, Thou will release their new album, Umbilical, via Sacred Bones Records, the likes of which comes introduced by an uncompromising lead single, I Feel Nothing When You Cry. As one could assume from the track title, I Feel Nothing When You Cry is as unapologetic as the album from it stems from, letting anguish, pain, and anger filter through its lyricism and crushing hardcore punk instrumentation. Consider Umbilical a thrill and reflection of Thou's catharsis.

Thou comment:

"They've called us anarchists, criminals, foreign meddlers, lunatics, dispossessed, relativists, utilitarians, egoists, passion maximizers, ascetics, negators of everything. Clearly, the "Thou" experiment is never going to appeal to audiences who demand that art rigorously enforce a coherent and righteous worldview.

And yet, are we not ourselves constrained by our own rigid morality? In those quiet moments of deep contemplation, when the bargains and concessions are thoroughly examined, when we yield before the Judging Eye--what is the summation of our choices? If the unspoiled self beyond the immensity of time were given voice, what pronouncements would be made? What would such an internal audit yield? What undeniable character would be revealed?

This record is for the radicals, the crackpots, the exiles who have escaped the wasteland of capitulation. This record is for the militants and zealots refusing to surrender to comforts, to practicalities, to thirty pieces of silver. And this record is most especially for the weaklings and malingerers, burdened by capricious indulgence, hunched by the deep wounds of compromise, shuffling in limp approximation, desperately reaching back towards integrity and conviction."

Stream I Feel Nothing When You Cry below and pre-order the album via Sacred Bones.

thou umbilical, thou new album.
"Umbilical" (2024) Cover Artwork


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