Home Music album The Architects Share ‘Tear Gas’ Lead Single From Their New Album

The Architects Share ‘Tear Gas’ Lead Single From Their New Album


The Architects have announced a brand new studio album titled Classic Symptoms of a Broken Spirit, which will be released via Epitaph on October 21. The announcement is accompanied by the release of the first single “Tear Gas”, an arena-ready anthem filled with industrial pedals.

Classic Symptoms of a Broken Spirit will be the band’s 10th studio album and follow last year’s critically acclaimed For These That Wish To Exist. The group barely had time to celebrate the success that they began the process of writing the songs that make up the new album.

Produced by Dan Searle and Josh Middleton, with additional production by Sam Carter at Deacon’s Middle Farm Studios and their own HQ, Electric Studios in Brighton. The band were encouraged by finally being back in the room together after their latest album was released mostly remotely due to COVID restrictions, the result was something altogether more “free, playful and spontaneous” explains the drummer and songwriter of the group Dan. “This one is more live, more exciting and more fun – it has that energy. We wanted it to be a lot more industrial and electronic,” frontman Sam Carter confirms.

Layers of electronic and industrial elements infuse the album with a burst of energy that sets the cinematic vibe of the 11-track ride. There’s more than a nod to the band’s post-rock influences as well as now-familiar anthems such as “When We Were Young” and new single “Tear Gas.” “Anything is possible – awaken the unstoppable.”

Watch the new music video here:


September 6 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue

September 8 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave Hall

September 9 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theater

September 10 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall

September 12 – Indianapolis, IN @ Deluxe – Old National Center

September 13 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theater

September 15 – Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theater

September 16 – Toronto, ON @ Canada Rebel

September 17 – Montreal, QC @ Canada Mtelus

September 20 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues – Boston

September 21 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5

September 22 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore – Philadelphia

September 23 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore – Silver Spring

September 25 – Louisville, KY @ Louder Than Life Festival

September 26 – Norfolk, VA @ The Norva Theater

September 27 – Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz – Raleigh

September 29 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works

September 30 – Atlanta, Georgia @ The Masquerade

October 1 – St. Petersburg, Florida @ Jannus Live

October 3 – Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater – Dallas

October 4 – San Antonio, TX @ The Aztec Theater

October 6 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theater

October 7 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Novo by Microsoft

October 9 – Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock Festival

November 5 – Leeds, UK @ First Direct Arena*

November 6 – Glasgow, UK @ OVO Hydro*

November 8 – Dublin, IE @ 3Arena*

November 9 – Belfast, IE @ SSE Arena*

November 11 – Birmingham, UK @ Utilita Arena*

November 12 – London, UK @ 02 Arena*

November 14 – Cardiff, UK @ Motorpoint Arena*

November 15 – Bournemouth, UK @ International Center*

* Biffy Clyro support