Brooklyn garage-rockers Xray Eyeballs have announced a February 28 release date for their sophomore album, entitled Splendor Squalor (Kanine Records). The band’s new lineup includes Sarah Baldwin (The Girls at Dawn, Fergus & Geronimo) on drums and Liz Lohse (Heaven, Runaway Suns) on guitar and synths joining Golden Triangle members guitarist San Felipe and bassist Carly Rabalais. Check after the jump for Splendor Squalor‘s track-list:
02. Die Little Love (Menthol 100′s Version)
07. Pill Riders
08. Cold Bones (Golden Triangle cover)
10. Gotham Low Lifes
11. Summer Daze
The album is described by amNY as ‘danceable pop with a dark side’, and the press release promises the dregs of New York City sleaze, the “low-lifes, night-walkers, pill-riders, and other sordid characters that stalk the band’s city streets”. Splendor Squalor sees the band’s songwriting becoming more sophisticated, seamlessly flowing from punk rave-ups to new-wave anthems, but none-the-less emitting the dark energy the band is famous for.