LA rock quartet Together Pangea have announced their latest full length album Bulls and Roosters will be released on August 25, 2017 via Nettwerk. Stereogum broke news of the release last Friday and premiered a music video for the album’s infectious lead single Better Find Out. Directed by Steele O’Neal, the video can be seen above. Lauded as a “vibrant one-minute-forty-second slice of scratchy garage punk” by Consequence of Sound.
Better Find Out comes in at under 2 mins in length galloping along on a propulsive and powerful riff before turning on a dime with a chanting hook and surf-inspired lead. “I wrote the lyrics in the studio, which I never do. The song is about being frustrated with touring and confused about being at home but also that people shouldn’t look to entertainers for answers.” Explains singer/guitarist William Keegan of the track.
Since they began jamming back in William’s Santa Clarita bedroom, Together Pangea have continually challenged themselves with each subsequent offering. Jelly Jam poured the gasoline, Living Dummy  struck the match, and Badillac  lit the fire with its revved up nineties rock-inspired flames.
Along the way, fan favorites like Sick Shit, Badillac, and Offer would rack up millions of Spotify streams. Snakedog became a plot point in a bonkers episode of NCIS and Sick Shit sound tracked a trailer for HBO’s Animals, while the group received support from Consequence of Sound, Pitchfork, MTV, Stereogum, and more. Following the 2015 release of The Phage EP, produced by The Replacements’ Tommy Stinson, the boys independently embarked on the journey to what would become Bulls and Roosters. Now it represents their growth as a tried-and-true rock band with just the right amount of “brattiness,” as they like to say.
Co-produced by Together Pangea and longtime collaborator Andrew Schubert, and mixed by Chris Coady (TV On The Radio, Beach House, The Black Lips), Bulls and Roosters was recorded to two-inch tape at Golden Beat Studios in Los Angeles and showcases a more matured sound than prior efforts.
“It’s important to never make the same album twice… if there’s any concerted effort from us, that’s it. We wanted to try new things and experiment with making music that wasn’t so aggressive or fast,” said singer/guitarist William Keegan. “Rather than worrying about any expectations, we were like,’Fuck all that. Let’s be as honest as we can possibly be.’ Sure it’s growth, but there’s still a brattiness to it.”
Bulls And Roosters Track listing
01. Sippy Cup
02. The Cold03. Kenmore Ave.
04. Money On It
05. Better Find Out
06. Peach Mirror
07. Gold Moon
08. Friend of Nothing
09. Stare at The Sun
10. Southern Comfort
11. Bulls and Roosters
12. Is It Real?