Primal Scream ... you know, the band that has been together longer than some of us have been alive, are back with a wild new album called More Light. They're happy to declare it on the opening track “2013,” with the chorus ringing out as “2013” sang over and over again in a breathless excitement.
The album is streaming in full right now over at NPR Music, who say this about the band’s tireless energy for reinvention over the ages: “Some bands survive decades by locating a sound and sticking with it, giving fans what they want the entire time. But the Scottish group Primal Scream has survived a remarkably lengthy and tumultuous existence through relentless zigzagging and reinvention. At times, that's meant chasing trends — it's been a dance-pop band, a group of psychedelic wanderers, a garage-rock throwback and many points in between, depending on the cultural winds at the time — but Primal Scream has shown remarkable doggedness in staying alive for more than three decades.” Check out more streaming music on the Spacelab Media Player.