Out Today: Datarock’s First New Release in Nine Years, Stream "Face the Brutality" Now!

Out Today: Datarock’s First New Release in Nine Years, Stream "Face the Brutality" Now!




First LP in Over Nine Years Now Available via all DSPs!

+ Reddit AMA Monday 3/12 – Prep Your Questions!

“…this band can nail any song they want, cheekiness be damned” Pitchfork
“A note-perfect tale of nerd love from two Norwegian dance rockers” Rolling Stone
“…a frothy elixir out of 1980s synth-pop, art-rock and new wave”
The New York Times
“Don’t be fooled by the tracksuits and ironic facial hair – these wacky Norwegian ‘new rave’ dudes actually write ace songs” SPIN
“[Datarock] delivers another set of kitschy…songs…very catchy” – BrooklynVegan

Stream the Album Here

The return of DATAROCK is finally upon us: the Norwegian tracksuited synth-stars have finally released their long-awaited third album Face the Brutality. After a nine-year absence, the new album still checks off every spot on the DATAROCK checklist: infuriatingly catchy, impeccably produced, with an undertone of lighthearted goofiness. Make sure not to miss the action-packed video for “Laugh in the Face of Darkness.”

DATAROCK mastermind Fredrik Saroea will also be hosting a Reddit AMA this Monday March 12, allowing fans to get behind-the-scenes intel from the source himself. The AMA will be hosted on the r/Music thread at 1pm EST.

DATAROCK’s playful brand of indie-dance crossover music has been featured everywhere from Workaholics to Vampire Diaries, to more than ten major EA games to various ad campaigns including Apple and Google — take one listen to the opening bassline of “Fa Fa Fa” and you’ll instantly recognize it. American fans have been able to catch sight of the signature red tracksuits at festivals such as Coachella and Lollapalooza and late night TV programs like Jimmy Kimmel. Face the Brutality will be the synth-rockers’ first LP since 2009 and first output since their musical, The Musical, in 2015. Years in the making, Face the Brutality is an album for the bored and bitter survivors of 2017, an upbeat escape with substance.


  1. BMX
  2. Ruffle Shuffle
  3. Sense of Reason
  4. Laugh in the Face of Darkness
  5. Everything
  6. Feathers & Wax
  7. Beautiful Monster
  8. Invitation to Love
  9. Outta Here
  10. Darkness at the Edge of the Pit

Stream the full album via Spotify

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Out Today: Datarock’s First New Release in Nine Years, Stream "Face the Brutality" Now!