By Julia Weber, Features Editor
[Photo courtesy of Zachary Chick]
Alternative rock band Wednesday recently announced a new album set to be released April 7 and dropped a new single.
The album, titled Rat Saw God, is the Asheville-based band’s fourth studio album. In 2020, Wednesday debuted with I Was Trying to Describe You to Someone followed by Twin Plagues in 2021 and, most recently, a cover album titled Mowing the Leaves Instead of Piling ‘em Up in 2022.
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On Wednesday, the group released “Chosen to Deserve” in addition to “Bull Believer” which was initially released Sept. 8, 2022.
2022 was a packed year for Wednesday. The group played South by Southwest, the renowned media conference based in Austin, Texas that showcases up-and-coming musicians and bands from all across the world. They also released Mowing the Leaves Instead of Piling ‘em Up and recorded an incredible studio session with KEXP in Seattle. MJ Lenderman, one of the five members comprising Wednesday, also released Boat Songs in addition to playing a string of shows supporting Plains, a folk duo consisting of Waxahatchee and Jess Williamson, and touring with Advance Base and Spencer Radcliffe in 2022.
Evidently, Wednesday show no signs of slowing down in 2023 with a new album on the way in about three months. The band’s album announcement comes on the heels of their recent tour announcement consisting of shows in the United States and in Europe. Wednesday will be joined by Cryogeyser, Toner, Tenci, Advance Base, All Dogs and Mannequin Pussy throughout the tour.
You can listen to Wednesday’s newly released tracks below.