Strand Of Oaks Shared Their New Song ‘Party At The Monster Lake,’ And Announced Their Eighth Album, ‘Miracle Focus’

Strand Of Oaks is back. Today (April 16), Strand Of Oaks — which is the musical project of Tim Showalter — announced its eighth studio album, Miracle Focus. Ahead of the album, Strand Of Oaks has shared the single “Party At The Monster Lake.”

The song marks a departure from Strand Of Oaks’ more melancholy works, and signifies a celebration of the weirdness of life, and the misfits who make the magical moments happen.

In the accompanying video, directed by Ruud Gielen, a father and son duo, dressed as pandas, enjoy a day out and about on the town, not caring what anyone else thinks.

“When Tim asks to embody having the best time of your life on video,” said Gielen in a statement. “There is only one way to go, do it while making memories with loved ones. ‘Party at Monster Lake’ feels like how we want to relive our memories. Golden sunsets, the best weather, no clock ticking and smiles for days.”

In support of the album, Strands Of Oak will embark on an international tour. Tickets are available for purchase here.

You can see the “Party At The Monster Lake” video above and Miracle Focus cover art, track list, and tour dates below.

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1. “More You”
2. “Communication”
3. “Ananda”
4. “Future Temple”
5. “Party At Monster Lake”
6. “Switched On”
7. “Navigator”
8. “Ascend You
9. “Fantasy Wranglers”
10. “Miracle Focus”

Strands Of Oak Miracle Focus Tour dates

6/21 — Austin, TX – Parish
6/29 — New York, NY – Mercury Lounge – Early show
6/29 — New York, NY – Mercury Lounge – Late show
7/13 — Los Angeles, CA – Zebulon
7/18 — Minneapolis, MN – 7th St. Entry
7/19 — Chicago, IL – The Empty Bottle
7/20 — Indianapolis, IN – The Hi Fi
7/21 — Milwaukee, WI – Cactus Club
9/13 — Enschede, NL – Metropool
9/15 — Amsterdam, NL – Bitterzoet
9/19 — Berlin, DE – Kantine am Berghain
9/22 — London, UK – Omeara
9/24 — Brussels, BE – Ancienne Belgique

Miracle Focus is out 6/7 via Western Vinyl. Find more information here.