Released in February to critically acclaim, The New Life is the sophomore effort from the Belfast, Ireland-based quartet, Girls Names, and the album managed to mark a change in sonic direction for the band – the material on The New Life is moodily atmospheric and angular, and sounds in some way as though it owes a debt to Joy Division

November 4th will mark the release of Girls Names’ latest effort, The Next Life which manages to further cement (and emphasize) the band’s change of sonic direction as the new EP contains a cover of Brian Eno’s “Third Uncle,” as well as two remixes of “The New Life” The David Holmes remix makes the track sound eerier and skeletal, and yet strangely anthemic – as though it could have been on Grave Babies‘ Crusher. The track also manages to be as propulsive (if not more) than the original.