Album artwork for Strange Disciple by Nation of Language
Album artwork for Strange Disciple by Nation of Language
Album artwork for Strange Disciple by Nation of Language
Album artwork for Strange Disciple by Nation of Language

Rough Trade Albums of the Year 2023 (UK)

Rank: #1 (See full list here).

Nation of Language release their new album, Strange Disciple on Play It Again Sam. Following performances at Primavera Sound, Pitchfork Festival, Outside Lands and dozens more of their biggest headline shows to date, the Brooklyn band’s third LP is one that is meant to invoke wandering, wondrous walks through city streets both foreign and familiar. In the three short years since their acclaimed debut, 2020’s Introduction, Presence, Nation of Language have sustained an increasing ascent from small, hyperlocal scenes to international stages and late-night television, while their musical evolution has embodied three distinct modes of moving through the world: lead singer and songwriter Ian Devaney imagines the band’s first album, Introduction, Presence, as taking place in a car, whereas second album A Way Forward occurred on and as a locomotive, influenced by the chugging sound of krautrock. Now, as their first record to be fully created and released outside the confines of a pandemic-instilled lockdown, Strange Disciple is centred around groove-driven songs and bouncing basslines that feel ambulatory and wayfaring, informed by the excitement of exploring new places the band never thought they would see on tour.

Nation of Language

Strange Disciple

PIAS
Album artwork for Strange Disciple by Nation of Language
LP +

£24.99

exclusive

Yellow Marble Effect

Rough Trade Exclusive
Limited to 1000 copies
Released 17/11/2023Catalogue Number

PIASR1421LPY

Album artwork for Strange Disciple by Nation of Language
LP

£27.99

With Printed Inner

Black
Released 15/09/2023Catalogue Number

PIASR1421LP

Album artwork for Strange Disciple by Nation of Language
LP +

£27.99

With Printed Inner.

Clear
Released 15/09/2023Catalogue Number

PIASR1421LPC

Album artwork for Strange Disciple by Nation of Language
CD

£11.99

Digisleeve wit 8 Page Booklet.

Released 29/09/2023Catalogue Number

PIASR1421CD

Nation of Language

Strange Disciple

PIAS
Album artwork for Strange Disciple by Nation of Language
LP +

£24.99

exclusive

Yellow Marble Effect

Rough Trade Exclusive
Limited to 1000 copies
Released 17/11/2023Catalogue Number

PIASR1421LPY

Album artwork for Strange Disciple by Nation of Language
LP

£27.99

With Printed Inner

Black
Released 15/09/2023Catalogue Number

PIASR1421LP

Album artwork for Strange Disciple by Nation of Language
LP +

£27.99

With Printed Inner.

Clear
Released 15/09/2023Catalogue Number

PIASR1421LPC

Album artwork for Strange Disciple by Nation of Language
CD

£11.99

Digisleeve wit 8 Page Booklet.

Released 29/09/2023Catalogue Number

PIASR1421CD

Rough Trade Albums of the Year 2023 (UK)

Rank: #1 (See full list here).

Nation of Language release their new album, Strange Disciple on Play It Again Sam. Following performances at Primavera Sound, Pitchfork Festival, Outside Lands and dozens more of their biggest headline shows to date, the Brooklyn band’s third LP is one that is meant to invoke wandering, wondrous walks through city streets both foreign and familiar. In the three short years since their acclaimed debut, 2020’s Introduction, Presence, Nation of Language have sustained an increasing ascent from small, hyperlocal scenes to international stages and late-night television, while their musical evolution has embodied three distinct modes of moving through the world: lead singer and songwriter Ian Devaney imagines the band’s first album, Introduction, Presence, as taking place in a car, whereas second album A Way Forward occurred on and as a locomotive, influenced by the chugging sound of krautrock. Now, as their first record to be fully created and released outside the confines of a pandemic-instilled lockdown, Strange Disciple is centred around groove-driven songs and bouncing basslines that feel ambulatory and wayfaring, informed by the excitement of exploring new places the band never thought they would see on tour.