Nation of Language has shared the latest preview of their hotly anticipated third album Strange Disciple with the release of “Too Much, Enough.” The trio has also expanded their lengthy fall tour dates with a stop at The Roxy in Los Angeles on October 28th — get the presale time and code below! The new single arrives as the fourth they’ve unveiled, following the simmering exaltation “Weak In Your Light” and the groovily rapt “Sole Obsession.”


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“Too Much, Enough” is still steeped in the band’s buoyant and luminous synth-pop. But this time the object of their damning fascination is not a forlorn love but a television set. Wrangling with the ever-depressive rancor of the 24-hour news cycle, the song tracks the fuse of one’s anxiety as it nears implosion.

“A talk show that cannot help but hurt,” Ian Devaney laments. “Swimming in sweat / Television set.” His mournful and panicked words are kept buoyed by the shimmering flourishes of electronica and thrumming bass conjured by Aidan Noell and Alex MacKay.

“Too Much, Enough” also comes with a music video, directed by Robert Kolodny and filled to the brim with whacky cameos that’ll have you gawking at the screen. Is that Ruby Wolf as a pseudo-News Max anchor? Yes, it is. Is that Jimmi Simpson being interviewed next to a rocking horse? Oh yeah. Is that Reggie Watts as a holographic head? Indeed.

The film opens with the record’s eerie mascot “The Strange Disciple” settling onto their couch and flicking on the television set — only to be greeted by an onslaught of horrendous news that syncs itself to the song’s anxiously earnest lyrics. You’ll also want to watch for all the Nation of Language easter-eggs comprising the various headlines and banners.

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See Nation of Language on one of their many tour dates scheduled for the fall release of their new album Strange Disciple. This includes a stop at the legendary The Roxy in Los Angeles on October 28th. To access the Goldenvoice promoter presale that opens today, July 27th at 10am use the following presale code: POOLSIDE.

Visit Nation of Language on their website and Instagram to stay updated on new releases and tour announcements.

Nation of Language tour
08-03 Haldern, Germany – Haldern Pop
08-04 Diepholz, Germany – Appletree Garden
08-05 Katowice, Poland – OFF Festival
08-11 San Francisco, CA – Outside Lands
08-12 Portland, OR – Revolution Hall ^
08-13 Seattle, WA – Day In Day Out
08-14 Vancouver, British Columbia – Rickshaw Theatre ^
09-07 Baltimore, MD – WTMD’s First Thursday Festival
09-15 Berlin, Germany – Astra
09-16 Hamburg, Germany – Uebel & Gefährlich
09-17 Malmo, Sweden – Plan B
09-18 Copenhagen, Denmark – Pumpehuset
09-20 Kӧln, Germany – Gebäude9
09-21 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso
09-22 Brussels, Belgium – Orangerie
09-23 Paris, France – Trabendo
09-25 Tourcoing, France – Le Grand Mix
09-27 London, England – Heaven
09-28 Brighton, England – Concorde 2
09-29 Bristol, England – Marble Factory
09-30 Nottingham, England – Rescue Rooms
10-04 Manchester, England – New Century
10-05 Leeds, England – Stylus
10-06 Sheffield, England – Foundry
10-07 Newcastle, England – Boiler Shop
10-13 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Small’s Theatre #
10-14 Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop #
10-15 Chicago, IL – Metro #
10-16 Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon #
10-18 Milwaukee, WI – Back Room @ Colectivo #
10-19 St. Paul, MN – Amsterdam Bar & Hall #
10-20 Kansas City, MO – RecordBar #
10-22 Denver, CO – Gothic #
10-23 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge #
10-25 San Francisco, CA – The Independent #
10-26 San Francisco, CA – The Independent #
10-28 Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy #
10-29 San Diego, CA – Belly Up Tavern #
10-30 Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom #
11-02 Austin, TX – Scoot Inn#
11-03 Fort Worth, TX – Tulips FTX#
11-04 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall – Upstairs #
11-07 Nashville, TN – Basement East#
11-08 Asheville, NC – Grey Eagle#
11-09 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle#
11-10 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer #
11-11 Washington, DC – The Atlantis #
11-30 Boston, MA – The Sinclair #
12-01 Montreal, Quebec – Studio TD #
12-02 Toronto, Ontario – Phoenix #

^ w/ Curling

# w/ Miss Grit

Words: Steven Ward

Watch the music video for “Too Much, Enough” the new single from Nation of Language below!

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