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New Jogging album release on the way
Take Courage is out next month
The Hot Press Newsdesk, 30 Jul 2012
Having moved from the Richter Collective to Out On A Limb on a free transfer – only Steven Naismith’s coming down to Everton from Rangers was a better bit of business – Jogging have confirmed the August 24 release of Take Courage.
Recorded in June with Minus The Bear, Mastodon and Tiny Vipers man Chris Common, it’ll be available in vinyl and digital formats.
The collection finds the band, “dealing with constantly rearranging social structures, the aging process, and the effects of living out an extended teenhood throughout one's twenties, all served up with a hefty dollop of malice and spite – albeit mostly directed towards same selves. Sonically, it’s worlds apart from the first record, Minutes, as drums thunder their way through each turn, the well-rounded yet distorted bass rumbles and drives the melodies and the guitars cut though like ice-picks. The band's trademark call-and-response vocals are barked with authority and conviction down to their last breath, and every word has resonance.”
The accompanying road trip takes them to Whelan’s, Dublin (August 25 + Elk and Guilty Optics); Roisin Dubh, Galway (September 14 + Gift Givers; Triskel, Cork (15 + Terriers) and Bourke’s, Limerick (27 + Ginnels, free!)
The album opener, ‘Deadweight’, can be listened to here: