Cincinnati indie rock quartet Walk the Moon has announced a new album titled Talking Is Hard, set for release Dec. 2 through RCA Records, radio.com reports. The album, produced by Tim Pagnotta (Neon Trees) and mixed by Neal Avron (Weezer), will be Walk the Moon's sophomore release, following their self-titled 2012 debut.
"We wanted to come out with something that was in-your-face and staying true to our quirky indie rock pop selves," singer Nicholas Petricca tells radio.com, "But we really explored the far corners of Walk the Moon on this record. We pretty much tried everything. We tried playing super hard and weird and dreamy and soft, everything. So the album is a lot more ferocious, and then a lot more tender in some moments."
The band also took to its Twitter account to reveal the album's release date, which you can check out here:
— WALK THE MOON (@WALKTHEMOONband) October 29, 2014
The album's lead single, "Shut Up and Dance," was released last month and performed on Late Night with Seth Meyers, which helped the song hit the No. 1 spot on Spotify's viral Top 50 U.S. chart.
You can check out the music video for "Shut Up and Dance" here:
Talking Is Hard will be available for pre-order through iTunes and Amazon Nov. 18.
You can check out all of Walk the Moon's upcoming tour dates here:
10/30/14: Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
11/1: Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclaire
11/2: New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
11/4: Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
11/5: Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts