The 11th album from Denton, Texas band Centro-Matic, Take Pride In Your Long Odds, is set for release next week, and the album is a long time coming. Their last release was 2011’s Candidate Waltz, and for this forthcoming full-length the process was a highly collaborative one.
“I had a few characters in this collection of songs that were struggling,” said songwriter Will Johnson. “And I found some connections among them that I liked well enough to build a record around. I felt like there was some shred of positivity living within, or at least waiting somewhere down the line for most of them.”
In pursuit of this positivity, Johnson enlisted the help of his bandmates to get the record put together.
“I kept rummaging through bins of electric and acoustic sprawl, fuzz and feedback during the writing,” he said. “But Mark [Hedman], Matt [Pence], Scott [Danborn], and [Scott] Solter were invaluable in redefining, better communicating, and injecting new life into these songs once we got to the studio. They lifted and shaped the record into something that fits the band ideally at this point in its history. It was another exhilarating recording experience for the five of us, and it again reminded me how much I love recording with our particular team.”
Check out the final product by streaming Take Pride In Your Long Odds in full in the player above. Take Pride In Your Long Odds is set for release on June 3 via Navigational Transmissions/Thirty Tigers.