Deep in the woods of Virginia, GOMEZ have conspired to make the most compelling, direct album of their 15 year career.  The members reside across two continents (in Los Angeles, Brooklyn and Brighton, England) and after several months of sharing ideas through every facet of technology available to them, they came together with their longtime friend, Sam Farrar (Phantom Planet), to create their first self-produced offering since 2001’s In Our Gun. Their seventh studio album, Whatever’s On Your Mind, will be released on Eat Sleep Records on June 6th, 2011.

Throughout their illustrious career, GOMEZ have always been pioneers in their craft – they came onto the scene in England in the 90’s alongside bands like Super Furry Animals and The Beta Band and went on to win the Mercury Music Prize in 1998 for their debut album. They continue to lead the pack today:  SPIN said, “Long before My Morning Jacket spiked their Southern-rock jams with early-'80s electro beats, these Bonnaroo-friendly Brits were mixing space-age electronica into their funky art-blues brew.”  Known by many for their genre-blurring music, GOMEZ  have distilled their shared love of alt-rock, glam, nashville country, post-punk, dancehall, top 40 pop and much more onto their latest LP.

Serving as the follow-up to their acclaimed 2009 release, A New Tide, their forthcoming album sees the band pushing their limits in a way we have not yet heard. This is a record in glorious technicolor. The other musicians on the record include Luke Steele (Empire of the Sun, Sleepy Jackson) and Stuart Bogie (Antibalas, TV on the Radio, Iron and Wine).  Whereas in the past you might have felt that the fact that Gomez’ (Ben Ottewell, Tom Gray, Paul “Blackie” Blackburn, Ian Ball and Olly Peacock shared songwriting duties forced a blending of ideas, their music now sounds proprietorial.  This is Gomez. "Sometimes  we might have been a little trapped by our own muso-ness" says Tom Gray, "but this album is liberating. It doesn't feel at all stuffy and it's a real joy."

With Whatever’s On Your Mind, GOMEZ have created the perfect summer soundtrack. The album’s strummy, horn-laden, sing-along opening track, the lead single, “Options” demands to be blasted with your windows down. “Song In My Heart” infuses electronic sounds with sticking drum beats and beautiful harmonies while “Equalize” rounds out the band’s collection with a joyous, intricately grand tune complete with afro-beat drums  showcasing the breadth of  tracks showcased on the album. Whatever’s On Your Mind finds GOMEZ driving forward on a beautifully lush and dynamic album.  There is a fresh feeling of rebirth and awakening; just what GOMEZ fans have been waiting for.

Full track-listings for ‘Whatever’s On Your Mind’:
1. Options / 2. I Will Take You There/ 3. Whatever’s On Your Mind/ 4. Just As Lost As You/ 5. The Place And The People/ 6. Our Goodbye/ 7. Song In My Heart/ 8. Equalize/ 9. That Wolf/ 10. X-Rays