Wakefield, London and Portland converge as one with news that The Cribs are set to release their fifth album in May.
Entitled In The Belly Of The Brazen Bull, the album marks a return to their classic three-piece status and heralds another chapter in the trajectory of the Jarman brothers.
Recorded in upstate New York courtesy of Dave Fridmann’s Tarbox Road studio with Fridmann at the controls, a short self produced session at London’s Abbey Road and a few days in Chicago with enigineer Steve Albini at his EAR studio, the band have certainly clocked up the miles recording this hotly anticipated follow up to 2009’s UK Top Ten album Ignore The Ignorant.
You can download the album ‘teaser’ mp3 “Chi-Town”, which was engineered by Steve Albini, here. This is track #7 on the forthcoming LP.
“Chi-Town” has a worldwide exclusive first play this evening on Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio 1 show. Keep an eye out for the next single, “Come On, Be A No-One”.
In The Belly Of The Brazen Bull will be released on May 8th through Wichita Recordings.
The full track listing is:
1. Glitters Like Gold
2. Come On, Be A No-One
3. Jaded Youth
5. Confident Men
8. Pure O
9. Back To The Bolthole
10. I Should Have Helped
12. Like A Gift Giver
14. Arena Rock Encore With Full Cast
04/03 – Portland, OR – Holocene
04/04 – Seattle, WA – Crocodile Café
04/07 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry
04/09 – Chicago, IL – Schubas
04/10 – Pontiac, MI – The Pike Room
04/11 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
04/13 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
04/14 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall A limited number of presale tickets for the North American dates will be available on the band’s Facebook page beginning Thursday, 2/16 at Noon EST.
UK Tour Dates
05/07 – Nottingham – Rock City
05/08 – London – The Troxy
05/09 – Bristol – O2 Academy
05/11 – Glasgow – Barrowlands
05/12 – Manchester – Academy
05/13 – Eastbourne – Winter Gardens