U.K. rock outfit the Clientele offers some of the most up-tempo songs of its career on its new album, "God Save the Clientele," due May 8 via Merge.

U.K. rock outfit the Clientele offers some of the most up-tempo songs of its career on its new album, "God Save the Clientele," due May 8 via Merge. Among them are the disco beat-driven "Bookshop Casanova" (sample lyric: "You've got my name, pick up my number / Come on darling, let's be lovers") and the 104-second rave-up "The Garden at Night."

The piano-dappled, near-instrumental "The Dance of the Hours" is similarly peppy, while "Winter on Victoria Street" swings like a vintage Monkees or Herman's Hermits hit.

Elsewhere, the Clientele returns to the romantic, midtempo indie rock of past albums like "Strange Geometry" on opener "Here Comes the Phantom," the string-tinged "Isn't Life Strange" and the closing lullaby, "Dreams of Leaving."

The group will return the road for a North American tour with indie buzz band Beach House beginning May 6 in Hoboken, N.J. A handful of U.K. shows are on tap this month and in early April.

Here is the track list for "God Save the Clientele":

"Here Comes the Phantom"
"I Hope I Know You"
"Isn't Life Strange?"
"The Dance of the Hours"
"From Brighton Beach to Santa Monica"
"Winter on Victoria Street"
"The Queen of Seville"
"These Days Nothing But Sunshine"
"Somebody Changed"
"No Dreams Last Night"
"Carnival on 7th Street"
"Bookshop Casanova"
"The Garden at Night"
"Dreams of Leaving"

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