IDLES finally announces the release date of their new album Starcrawler and the good news also comes with a new single in the form of the explosive “The Beachland Ballroom”. Named after the iconic Ohio location, the song is an emphatic and revealing celebration of the band’s growth – of performing in small venues and dreaming of one day being allowed to take the stage in the big one. With his ever-indomitable moan, Joe Talbot easily slips into the song’s woozy melody, punctuated by the high-pitched click of a tambourine and thundering drums.
As the first single from their upcoming album, “The Beachland Ballroom” is a claim that the rockers at IDLES still have some tricks up their sleeve. The band may be known for their post-punk and hardcore leanings, and there’s a lot of that fierce emotion on the new single in the form of its rowdy chorus, but “The Beachland Ballroom” isn’t shy about talking about his doo-wop soul. The music video for the song, directed by LOOSE, features a sweaty, raw close-up of Talbot lashing out over the song in his signature mad boy way.
“I didn’t know Joe could sing like that,” IDLES guitarist Mark Bowen said of Talbot’s vocals on the song. “He tried to write ‘Be My Baby’ from the very beginning, but he didn’t want to be the punk who wears Motown clothes. He wanted it to be natural, and this song is.
IDLES new album Starcrawler coming November 12, pre-order it here. They will be on tour this fall with dates at Pappy & Harriet’s in Pioneertown on October 30 and 31, the Glass house in Pomona on November 1, and at the Fonda Theater in Los Angeles on November 3, 4 and 5. Visit IDLES website, Twitter, and Instagram to stay up to date on new releases and tour announcements.
Listen to IDLES ‘new single “The Beachland Ballroom” below!
IDLES Tour 2021:
October 7: Saint Paul, Mn. (Palace Theater)
October 8: Chicago (Riviera Theater – SOLD OUT)
October 9: Detroit (Saint Andrew’s Hall – SOLD OUT)
October 10: Columbus, Ohio (Newport Music Hall – SOLD OUT)
October 12: Boston (House of Blues – SOLD OUT)
October 13: Philadelphia (The Fillmore)
October 15: New York (Terminal 5 – SOLD OUT)
October 16: New York (Terminal 5)
October 17-18: Washington, DC (9:30 am Club – SOLD OUT)
October 20: Asheville, North Carolina (The Orange Peel – SOLD OUT)
October 21: Nashville (Cannery Ballroom – SOLD OUT)
October 22: Atlanta (masquerade heaven)
October 25: Austin, Texas (Stubb’s – SOLD OUT)
October 26: Dallas (Grenada Theater – SOLD OUT)
October 27: San Antonio, Texas. (Paper Tiger – SOLD OUT)
October 28: Phoenix (Newsroom – SOLD OUT)
Oct 30-31: Pioneertown, CA (Pappy & Harriet’s – SOLD OUT)
November 1: Pomona, California (Glass House – SOLD OUT)
November 3: Los Angeles (Fonda Theater – SOLD OUT)
November 4: Los Angeles (Fonda Theater – SOLD OUT)
November 5: Los Angeles (Fonda Theater – SOLD OUT)
November 6: San Francisco (The Warfield – SOLD OUT)
November 8: Portland, Oregon (Crystal Ballroom – SOLD OUT)
November 9: Seattle (Showbox – SOLD OUT)
November 10: Seattle (Showbox SoDo – SOLD OUT)