Virulently-glazed synths and a bubbly disco thrill abound on Broods‘ new single “Hospitalized,” the latest single from their upcoming third album Don’t Feed The Pop Monster. Like previous singles “Everything Goes (Wow)” and “Peach,” sibling Georgia and Caleb Knott’s latest entry is a sun-burnt extravaganza of synthesizer-laden glitter work. There’s a lot to love on “Hospitalized,” from the propelling tempo-changes that launch you into Caleb’s shimmering production to Georgia’s iridescent cries and low murmurs that just scream early 90’s pop. At its center is a maniacal but very human obsession with self-indulgent pain and self-pity, all dressed up as a blisteringly groovy dance-track. And all the while this bubbling anxiousness that seems to erupt into that danceable flurry of maddeningly catchy hooks and the thrum of a particularly groovy bass-line. It’s as if HAIM got caught singing over some Foster the People tracks and we are absolutely here for it. At this point, it would be near impossible to not be waiting for the band’s upcoming album with a mix of frustrated enthusiasm.
“In Nicaragua, we were all talking about who had broken a bone, and I was saying how I’d never broken anything but kind of wanted to, just to see how it feels,” Georgia said of the track. “That turned into this idea of wanting to get hurt so you can have something to blame your self-pity on. Like, ‘I’m sad—but I’ve got a reason, I promise!’”
Listen to Broods’ new song “Hospitalized” below!
Broods third studio album Don’t Feed The Pop Monster is out February 1 via Neon Gold/Atlantic Records, you can pre-order it here. The band will also be going on tour this spring with stops at The Observatory in Santa Ana on March 26 and The Fonda in Los Angeles on March 27. Visit the band’s website and Facebook to stay updated on new releases and tour announcements.
Broods Tour Dates:
3/26 — The Observatory — Santa Ana, CA
3/27 — The Fonda — Los Angeles, CA
3/29 — The Observatory North Park — San Diego, CA
3/30 — August Hall — San Francisco, CA
4/1 — Neptune Theatre — Seattle, WA
4/2 — Vogue Theatre — Vancouver, BC
4/3 — Wonder Ballroom — Portland, OR
4/5 — In The Venue — Salt Lake City, UT
4/6 — Summit – Denver, CO
4/7 — The Truman — Kansas City, MO
4/8 — Amsterdam Hall — St. Paul, MN
4/10 — Metro — Chicago, IL
4/12 — The Phoenix — Toronto, ON
4/13 — Fairmount — Montreal, QC
4/14 — Paradise — Boston, MA
4/16 — Union Transfer — Philadelphia, PA
4/18 — Irving Plaza – New York, NY
4/19 — Asbury Lanes — Asbury Park, NJ
4/20 — The Filmore Silver Spring — Washington, D.C.