King Khan & The Shrines are back to worship at the altar of "sweat-drenched, ass shaking, groovy, psyched-out numbers" with their new album Idle No More on Merge Records on Sept. 3 via Merge Records. Check out the advance song from the album with "Born To Die" below. The King Khan tour kicks off in August.
The announcement from Merge said "Six years since the release of What Is!?, Idle No More is full of sweat-drenched, ass shaking, groovy, psyched-out numbers, complete with rip roaring horn lines, southern fried guitar riffs and lysergic melodies. With songs about the state of the world we live in today and named after an indigenous-rights movement, it's probably the most refined piece of music King Khan & The Shrines have made to date."
Khan announced his Merge Records signing back in May, saying "Rumors have been flying about me being taped to three swans and traveling the world. Well, it was a rough ride but someone had to do it. After being called the "Beetlejuice of rock 'n roll," I have decided to join forces with the underworld and in doing so have reached a new all time low. Hell hath no fury as a swan taped to a fat Indian man.
I have finally found my new family in Merge records and as always I would much rather work with southern folk than city slickers (fuck Bill Crystal and his plastic face). It is a pleasure working with folks who eat ribs while they cure buffalo meat and sell rekkids. If I get a fair shot on the plantation of Merge maybe i will save Brunhilda and show my Indian penis to the world. Tell Quentin Tarantino that he should have let DiCaprio show the world his junk too to make the movie balanced . . ."