Scots Primal Scream are set to return with their 10th full length, first since 2008’s Beautiful Future, later this spring. Now that bassist Mani has gone back to his day job with The Stone Roses, this will be the first album with his replacement, My Bloody Valentine’s Debbie Googe. She joins MBV’s Kevin Shields, who’s been an on-again-off-again member of the Scream since ’98.
More Light promises to be a gritty return to politically charged XTRMNTR-era Primal Scream. An edit of lead single “2013” was released earlier this week, and now you can hear the full 9+ minute version as you look at waifish models crafting insect jewelry. It’s a challenging start with Shield screaming guitar intertwining with a searing sax part:
More Light is due out May 6 and reportedly features guest vocals from Robert Plant.