[Cover photo credit to Dan Monick]

After recently releasing the single “Operator Error,” We Are Scientists have announced details for their eighth official studio album Lobes to be released on January 20, 2023 via Masterswan Recordings. The duo features vocalist/guitarist Keith Murray and bassist Chris Cain and for this album, they’ve expanded their Indie Rock sound by exploring more of their own input on production.

The album is available to pre order from the band’s webstore, including a Limited Edition “Black Lobe in a Cathode Blue Bath” LP.

Murray says that “Operator Error” is the song that bridges between Lobes and their previous 2021 album Huffy.

He shares:

We consider Huffy our daytime record – it’s an upbeat rock album designed to soundtrack jet ski rides to the Bahamas and piña colada in aquamarine-tiled jacuzzis. Our new album, Lobes, however, is our nighttime album. As the first song on the record, ‘Operator Error’ soundtracks that moment when you realize that all of those tiki cocktails you started drinking at 11:00am are going to give you a wicked hangover by sunset, and so your best bet is to just keep the party going, consequences be damned! Lobes is, overall, more electronic, dancier, more ominous, and way sexier than Huffy; ‘Operator Error’ kicks the door open into that seamy underworld.