The long, often inspiring and always entrancing career of Trans Am recently took another turn.
The three piece went back into the studio earlier this year, with new album 'Volume X' representing their tenth full length to date. Given the sheer expanse of their catalogue, some critics had begun to suspect that the band's fire had dimmed, that their lights were losing a little of their lustre.
Unexpectedly, Trans Am have responded with a true career high. 'Volume X' finds Trans Am tracing the motifs which made them so potent - post-punk, minimal electronics, lush folk tapestries - and produced something striking, new.
'Volume X' is out now via Thrill Jockey, with Trans Am shooting a new clip for album track 'Insufficiently Breathless' alongside director Andrew Paynter.
The results are beautifully etched and deeply moving. Following a shadowy figure through the woods, it's climax calls into question the rituals which underpin the everyday.
Check it out now.
Trans Am have confirmed the following shows:
8 London Electrowerkz
9 Leeds Belgrave Music Hall
10 Manchester Ruby Lounge
11 Brighton Green Door Store