Ought turn the tables on the romantic ballad with “Desire”

With Room Inside the World just a little over a week away from being released, Oughtare throwing a stick into your spokes by sharing the album’s Side 1 closer, “Desire.” Best described by bassist Ben Stidworthy as “Sade meets Bruce Springsteen,” the song employs a 70-piece vocal choir and uncovers a romantic side of the band seen only in glimpses before. It’ll stop you dead in your tracks.

ICYMI: the band has already released captivating music videos for Room Inside the World’s “Disgraced in America” and “These 3 Things.” On February 15, Ought will open the floor for questions about these songs and more with a Reddit AMA; stay tuned early next week for details. 

“Gleefully askew Montreal indie-rock wunderkinds” —Paste
“…a new willingness to push its sound… These are songs designed to surprise.” —The A.V. Club
“Inspired, soulful gloom and gritty thrills on Canadian post-punks’ third.” —Mojo
“What Ought achieve on this album both surpasses and expands on what they’ve already built. A joyous philosophical cacophony that finds new ways to inform, excite and challenge the listener.” —The Skinny
“…their richest, greatest work yet.” —DIY Magazine

Pre-order Room Inside the World on CD and white Peak Vinyl in the Merge store, with an optional exclusive t-shirt bundle. All pre-orders will receive an Ought sticker, while supplies last! Pre-orders are also available from these digital music providers and your local independent record store

Ought will be touring internationally in 2018, beginning March 6. A full list of dates is below, with their SXSW performance schedule arriving soon, so make sure you follow the band on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram!

Ought on tour:
Mar 06 Montreal, QC – Théâtre Fairmount^
Mar 07 Toronto, ON – Lee's Palace^
Mar 08 Detroit, MI – Museum of Contemporary Art^
Mar 09 Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall^
Mar 10 St. Louis, MO – Off Broadway^
Mar 11 Kansas City, MO - The Riot Room^
Mar 17 Mesa, AZ – Underground%
Mar 18 Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room%
Mar 19 Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom%
Mar 20 San Francisco, CA – The Independent%
Mar 22 Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios%
Mar 23 Seattle, WA – Chop Suey%
Mar 24 Vancouver, BC – The Cobalt%
Mar 26 Calgary, AB – The Palomino%
Mar 27 Saskatoon, MB – Amigo’s Cantina%
Mar 29 Winnipeg, MB – The Good Will Social Club%
Mar 30 Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry%
Mar 31 Madison, WI – High Noon%
Apr 02 Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups%
Apr 04 Washington, DC – The Black Cat#
Apr 05 Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church$
Apr 06 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg#
Apr 07 Boston, MA – The Sinclair*#
Apr 20 Bristol, UK – The Exchange
Apr 21 Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club
Apr 22 Glasgow, UK – Stereo
Apr 23 Birmingham, UK – Hare & Hounds
Apr 24 London, UK – Garage
Apr 26 Paris, FR – Maroquinerie
Apr 27 Nantes, FR – Stereolux
Apr 28 Bordeaux, FR – Iboat
Apr 30 Lausanne, CH – Le Romandie
May 01 Winterthur, CH – Albani
May 02 Brussels, BE – Botanique
May 03 Cologne, DE – Bumann & Sohn
May 04 Berlin, DE – Kantine am Berghain
May 05 Copenhagen, DK – Loppen
May 07 Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso Noord
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