Indie-pop quartet Bishop Allen has ended a five-year studio break with Lights Out, their fourth full-length, due out Aug. 19 on Dead Oceans. The group released the catchy track "Why I Had To Go" last month, and the song has received a captivating music video, which Billboard.com is happy to premiere:
The Brooklyn group released two prior albums on Dead Oceans (most recently 2009's Grrr…), having songs featured on "Scrubs" and "Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist" before its members decided to take some time away from the group. "We'd been working on music pretty much non-stop since 2002," singer Justin Rice tells Billboard, "and at some point, we had to stop because various people needed some time to do other things in life. We intended to pause for a year, and that became more than a year, but after some time there was a moment where it just felt like time to redirect our efforts and make another record."