A few months ago, Wild Beasts announced that the band had run its course, signifying the end of an era for the indie-pop quartet. The news came free of drama, meaning that the members would be able to finish out their time amicably, with dignities intact, and give closure to their fans. “We get to leave our desk by our own accord,” says frontman Hayden Thorpe. “And that makes us very lucky. Whoever gets to do that?”
To that end, the band planned to “celebrate” with their fans at a few farewell shows, the last of which they’ll be playing in February, and with a final EP, Punk Drunk and Trembling. Now, they’ve announced one more token of gratitude to present to their followers before officially moving on: Last Night All My Dreams Came True, a live album of performances at RAK Studios in London.
From the album, they’ve shared “The Devil’s Palace,” a track that blends “The Devil’s Crayon,” from the quartet’s debut Limbo, Panto, and “Palace,” from 2014’s Present Tense. The stripped-down song sounds harrowing, with Thorpe and bassist Tom Fleming trading off lyrics over sparse instrumentals.
As Wild Beasts gear up to part ways, they leave behind a legacy of daring music that explored controversial themes, and with Last Night All My Dreams Came True, out Feb. 26, the band dips into each of their records to compile a selection of their most powerful songs, performed at the height of their talents, to serve as their official sendoff. See the cover art and tracklist for the album below, underneath “The Devil’s Palace” and a Paste Studio performance from the band.
Last Night All My Dreams Came True Album Art:
Last Night All My Dreams Came True Tracklist:
01. Wanderlust (Live at RAK)
02. Big Cat (Live at RAK)
03. A Simple Beautiful Truth (Live at RAK)
04. 2BU (Live at RAK)
05. Bed Of Nails (Live at RAK)
06. Hooting & Howling (Live at RAK)
07. This Is Our Lot (Live at RAK)
08. He The Colossus (Live at RAK)
09. The Devil’s Palace (Live at RAK)
10. Alpha Female (Live at RAK)
11. Get My Bang (Live at RAK)
12. All The King’s Men (Live at RAK)
13. Celestial Creatures (Live at RAK)