2012 is already setting up to be another exciting year in alternative music. Field Music (a.k.a. Sunderland, England siblings Peter and David Brewis) will now release their fourth LP, Plumb, through Memphis Industries on February 13th (U.K.) and 14th (U.S.)!

The album, recorded over the course of 2011 at their new studio on the banks of the river Wear in Sunderland, is comprised of 15 songs in a succinct 35 minutes. It largely abandons the “classic” songwriting conventions embraced on their 2010 double album, Measure, which clocked in at over 70 minutes, and instead remodels the modular, fragmented style of the first two Field Music albums. However, this effort is shot through with the surreal abstractions of 20th century film music–from Bernstein to Willy Wonka–and with the off-beam funk and pristine synth-rock developed on the brothers’ School of Language and The Week That Was albums.

The band has also made the track “(I Keep Thinking About) A New Thing” available through SoundCloud and can be downloaded over at their official site. Tour dates will be announced soon.

Field Music – (I Keep Thinking About) A New Thing by memphisindustries

Plumb Track Listing:

01. Start The Day Right
02. It’s Okay To Change
03. Sorry Again, Mate
04. A New Town
05. Choosing Sides
06. A Prelude To Pilgrim Street
07. Guillotine
08. Who’ll Pay The Bills?
09. So Long Then
10. Is This The Picture?
11. From Hide And Seek To Heartache
12. How Many More Times?
13. Ce Soir
14. Just Like Everyone Else
15. (I Keep Thinking About) A New Thing

For more info on Plumb:

Official Site