Spock’s Beard have confirmed their 12th album The Oblivion Particle will be released on August 21 via InsideOut.
The band have also unveiled the artwork for the follow-up to 2013’s Brief Nocturnes and Dreamless Sleep.
Bassist Dave Meros reports that while the band’s sound differs from previous outings, there are plenty of references to their previous work.
He says: “I think the opening track Tides Of Time is classic Spock’s in terms of arrangement and style – but everything else is fairly different.
“The whole album is still within the parameters of what people expect to hear from us.”
Spock’s Beard tour Europe starting in September, with support from UK outfit Synaesthesia and Hungarians Special Providence:
Sep 16: Verviers Spirit of 66, Belgium
Sep 17: Zoetermeer De Boerderij, Netherlands
Sep 18: Markneukirchen Framus & Warwick Music Hall, Germany
Sep 19: Warschau Progresja, Poland
Sep 20: Brno Metro Club, Czech Republic
Sep 21: Budapest Ship A38, Hungary
Sep 23: Milan Legend, Italy
Sep 24: Augsburg Kantine, Germany
Sep 25: Tubingen Sudhaus, Germany
Sep 26: Mannheim Alte Seilerei, Germany
Sep 27: Koln Essigfabrik, Germany
Sep 29: Nottingham Rescue Rooms, UK
Sep 30: Leamington Spa Assembly, UK
Oct 01: Glasgow The Classic Grand, UK
Oct 02: London O2 Academy Islington, UK
Oct 03: Manchester Club Academy, UK