The band is also offering a free download of the single “Hot Traveler,” available here

Digital and physical pre-orders for the new album are available now with digital pre-orders featuring an instant download of the song Hot Traveler Physical pre-orders are available via

Ken Andrews and Greg Edwards explain that their approach to writing and recording Fantastic Planet and The Heart Is A Monster have been similar, saying “The songs on Fantastic Planet appear more or less in the order that we wrote them… when, we do a song now, we write it and record it soup-to-nuts without moving to another song… It takes longer, but it makes more sense for us artistically to explore a song completely before moving on.”

Failure’s SXSW performance, which was the trio’s first live outing since wrapping production on The Heart is A Monster, included the new song “Hot Traveler,” which Entertainment Weekly said “had every bit the sonic thickness, rhythmic thump, and melodic bite as favorites like ‘Another Space Song’ and 'Heliotropic.’”

The Heart Is A Monster track list:

Segue 4
Hot Traveler
A.M. Amnesia
Snow Angel
Atom City Queen
Segue 5
Counterfeit Sky
Petting the Carpet
Mulholland Drive
Fair Light Era
Segue 6
Come Crashing
Segue 7
The Focus
Segue 8
I Can See Houses
Segue 9

Failure on tour:

May 1 Ventura, CA Ventura Theater
May 2 Mecca, CA Desert Daze
May 18 London, UK The Garage
July 2 Lawrence, KS Liberty Hall
July 4 Milwaukee, WI Summerfest
July 7 Columbus, OH LC Pavilion Amphitheatre *
July 8 Lansing, MI Common Ground Festival
July 10 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE *
July 12 Ottawa, ON Ottawa Bluesfest
July 14 Quebec City, QC Quebec City International Summer Festival

* - w/Jane’s Addiction