Columbia Records is set to release The Vaccines second studio album, The Vaccines Come Of Age, on September 4th. The Vaccines Come Of Age is the follow-up to the bands’ unabashed, critically-acclaimed debut What Did You Expect From The Vaccines? Of the overall album, frontman Justin Young told NME earlier this year, “The record is a lot more intimate and close than the first record.” To capture this intimate sound the band worked with producer Ethan Johns (Ryan Adams, Kings of Leon, Laura Marling), recording over the last few months at ICP studios in Brussels and Distiller in Bath.
The first single from The Vaccines’ highly-anticipated new album, “No Hope,” is available now and can be listened to here: http://soundcloud.com/the-vaccines/no-hope
The U.S. got their first taste of the British guitar-rock act’s power packed tunes– described by Pitchfork as “upbeat, flecked with surf, and surprisingly hard to get out of your head” – in early 2011. The Vaccines were instantly embraced stateside; after only a handful of breakout shows at SXSW, the band was featured on the pages of Spin as a “Breaking Out” act and by Paste as the “Best of What’s Next.” Rolling Stone identified The Vaccines as a “Band to Watch,” depicting them as “four enterprising punk-rockers from London with a proudly poppish sensibility.”
The past two years have been a whirlwind experience for The Vaccines. What Did You Expect From The Vaccines? has been certified Platinum in the U.K. and has earned an NME award as well as a Brit Award nomination. Since the release of their first album, the band has toured the world, covering the major music festival circuits, including coveted slots in the U.S. at Lollapalooza and Coachella. Additionally, they made their U.S. national television debuts on Late Show with David Letterman (view performance here) and Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and have even collaborated with two of their idols: R. Stevie Moore and The Stokes’ Albert Hammond Jr.
The Vaccines’ live shows are not to be missed, with the Chicago Tribune raving that The Vaccines “delivered the kind of set that should be required by law at music festivals with 2,000 bands clamoring for attention.” Fans will get a chance to experience their infectious energy firsthand with upcoming U.S. tour dates to celebrate the release of The Vaccines Come Of Age (see below for dates).
The Vaccines U.S. Tours Dates:
9/10 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
9/11 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg
9/13 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour