Southern California band Movements have announced their new album, RUCKUS!, out August 18 via Fearless Records. The album was produced by Will Yip. The band has spent the past several months flexing their creative muscles, pushing their sonic boundaries, and diligently working on new material. Earlier this spring, the band shared videos for the new songs "Killing Time" and "Lead Pipe" both which will appear on the new LP and can be streamed below. The bands latest single "Fail You" is all about the push and pull, the tension and release of the chunky guitar riffs, and percussive thrust that have come to define Movements. It's also propelled forward by the emotive vocals of Miranda, the choruses of which fans scream along to at shows — often louder than the band. The bouncy, urgent chorus here will undoubtedly have Movements fans jumping up and down in mosh pits coast to coast. "'Fail You' has all the inner workings of a classic Movements track wrapped up in a shiny new package and served with a newer, more modern Movements sound," Miranda explains. "It's a song about the fear of letting someone down and losing someone you love — reliving the mistakes over and over again and being haunted by all of your wrongdoings. Fans of both the new and old sounds will find something to love with this one." The video for the new single can also be viewed below.
It's been a whirlwind few years for Movements as evidenced by the fact that band's 2020 album No Good Left to Give debuted at #3 on the Alternative chart and their streams have doubled since then with 200 million total streams in the U.S. alone. However, despite their success, the Southern Californian act have constantly reinvented themselves since forming in 2015 and the band's third full-length RUCKUS! sees the post-hardcore quartet taking their sound to expansive and sometimes unexpected places. Produced by longtime collaborator Will Yip (Circa Survive, Code Orange), the album fuses post-hardcore and punk influences with a healthy dose of pop songcraft to create an album that defies scene conventions in favor of something wholly unique. In order to accomplish this, the band made three extended trips to Yip's Studio 4 in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, to write and record the collection of songs that would end up as RUCKUS! "I truly don't believe that it could have been a more streamlined process and I don't think we've ever written music that's as good as what we put together for this record," Miranda explains. RUCKUS! sees the band integrating decidedly different influences such as Gorillaz and Strokes into their sound to challenge people's preconceptions.