Naked Giants are set to release The Shadow on August 21st, 2020 via New West Records. The 11-song set was produced by Chris Funk of The Decemberists and follows the Seattle, WA-based trio's Green Fuzz EP (2019) and debut album SLUFF (2018). Steadily building up their reputation as a tremendous live act, Naked Giants were named Seattle's best live band by The Seattle Times at the end of 2018 and Rolling Stone named the band one of the "30 Best Artists We Saw" during SXSW that year as well. The trio spent most of the past two years pulling double duty as both members of the Car Seat Headrest live band and also supporting each Car Seat Headrest performance with their own set as Naked Giants as well.
Flood Magazine has premiered the video for the single 'High School (Don't Like Them)'. Written and directed by Naked Giants, Flood says the video "sees the group heading back to school in a stress-dream-esque live-action montage evolving into a claymated second half."
SPIN previously premiered the video for the first single, 'Take A Chance', which was filmed by the individual members near the beginning of their ongoing self-quarantine during the Covid-19 pandemic. SPIN says, "'Take A Chance' best encapsulates the band's ethos as they head into The Shadow. In a shade under three minutes, the clip see the trio dance together but separately in quarantine and the song is a callback to classic early 2000s garage rock."