After five long years, MSTRKRFT has officially announced a new album. The duo, made up of bassist Jesse F. Keeler from rock group Death From Above 1979 and well-known producer Al-P, broke their five year silence last March with the release of their single "Little Red Hen."

Entitled Operator, the new album will span 10 tracks and is expected to drop in July via Last Gang Records. The highly anticipated follow-up to their 2009 album Fist Of Gods is reportedly inspired by military philosophy. Keeler wrote in the press release that their inspiration grew from "browsing military related websites and blogs, mostly consisting of vets talking to each other like any civilian I suppose, [and noticing] repeated reference to something they called ‘operator culture,'"

"It seemed to be something that was sometimes laughed at, sometimes caused disdain, but was referenced constantly and seemed to be understood by everyone. I came to believe the operator concept is one of detachment." - Keeler

"Party Line," featuring Chain and Gang’s Ian Svenonious, is the duo's most recent single which premiered earlier this week on Soundcloud. Though the harsh beats in the track necessitate a particular type of listener, producer Al-P states that every sound was intentional.

"We had a really strong instrumental piece with the working title ‘Party Line’ that demanded a vocal with a certain swagger,” says Al-P. “Ian was able re-contextualize the title and make it work with the lyrics he wrote, which became something we connected with personally, and fit perfectly with the entire album as a body of work." - Al P

Listen to the new single below and then pre-order Operator on iTunes before it drops July 22nd.

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