Ought – Room Inside the World [Limited White Color Vinyl]

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NOTE: Anal Alert! If you are a collector and are SUPER-Picky about the cover of your record there is one corner that is ever so slightly bent. We even took a picture so you can see how little it is. Now if this still bugs the snot out of you, do not order.

Limited-edition, indie-only. Single LP on white vinyl. Includes 12” x 12” printed insert. Includes coupon for full download. Limited to 1,500 worldwide.

On Room Inside the WorldOught’s third album and their first for Merge—growing up doesn’t mean mellowing out so much as it means learning to pay attention, listening carefully and openly, staying somewhere long enough to really understand where you are. Recorded at Rare Book Room in Brooklyn with producer Nicolas Vernhes (Deerhunter, Animal Collective, Silver Jews), Room Inside the World explores themes that have always concerned the band—identity, connection, survival in a precarious world—but with a bolder, more nuanced sound palette. Vibraphone, justly intonated synthesizers, drum machines, and a 70-piece choir suffuse the precise post-punk breakdowns that spangled Ought’s first two albums, giving rise to an emotional complexity that pushes their characteristically taut sound to greater depths.  

1               Into the Sea
2               Disgraced in America
3               Disaffection
4               These 3 Things
5               Desire
6               Brief Shield
7               Take Everything
8               Pieces Wasted
9               Alice