We Are Scientists // Lobes // Album Review


We Are Scientists’ latest album, “Lobes,” is a masterful display of the band’s unique brand of indie rock. From start to finish, the album is filled with catchy hooks, clever lyrics, and a musicality that is both complex and accessible.

The album opens with the upbeat and energetic “Operator Error ” which sets the tone for the rest of the record. The song’s driving rhythm and catchy chorus immediately grab the listener’s attention, and the band’s signature blend of guitar, bass, and drums create a sound that is both distinctive and familiar.

One of the standout tracks on the album is “Lucky Just To Be Here” which features a pulsing bassline and a soaring chorus. The lyrics, which deal with such a troubling time, are particularly poignant and relatable. The song’s catchy melody, paired with the band’s powerful instrumentation, makes it a standout track on the album.

Another highlight on the album is “Settled Accounts,” a more introspective track that showcases the band’s ability to create a sense of atmosphere and emotion. The song’s dreamy, ethereal soundscapes, paired with the band’s emotive vocals, create a sense of longing and nostalgia that is hard to shake.

The album’s track, “Less From You” is also another earworm. The song’s driving rhythm and lush instrumentation, paired with the band’s signature vocals, create a sound that is both powerful and nuanced. The more upbeat vibe of the track written just after the conclusion of Huffy, are both thought-provoking and relatable.

Overall, “Lobes” is a strong album that showcases the band’s ability to create music that is both engaging and meaningful. The band’s unique blend of indie rock and pop sensibilities, paired with their clever lyrics and emotive vocals, make for a listening experience that is both enjoyable and thought-provoking. This is a must-listen for fans of We Are Scientists and for anyone looking for a fresh take on indie rock.

We Are Scientists’ new album “Lobes” is a triumph of modern indie rock, with a unique blend of catchy hooks, clever lyrics and emotive vocals. The band’s ability to create a sound that is both distinctive and familiar makes this album a must-listen for fans of the band and for anyone looking for a fresh take on indie rock.


Lobes by We Are Scientists is due out January 20, 2023 via Masterswan Recordings. Operator Error” is out now on all DSPs. The album is available to pre order from the band’s webstore, including on Limited Edition “Black Lobe in a Cathode Blue Bath” LP.


   01 – We Are Scientists – Operator Error 2:36
   02 – We Are Scientists – Dispense With Sentiment 3:30
   03 – We Are Scientists – Human Resources 3:59
   04 – We Are Scientists – Lucky Just To Be Here 4:51
   05 – We Are Scientists – Turn It Up 3:58
   06 – We Are Scientists – Settled Accounts 3:42
   07 – We Are Scientists – Here Goes 2:54
   08 – We Are Scientists – Parachute 3:43
   09 – We Are Scientists – Less From You 3:43
   10 – We Are Scientists – Miracle Of 22

We Are Scientists – Lucky Just To Be Here (Visualizer) From the new album LOBES out 20th Jan ’23 – pre-order & get tour tickets: https://linktr.ee/wearescientists

Directed by Dan Monick; Cinematography by Nate Weaver

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