Shellac, the Chicago-based three piece led by Steve Albini, have announced their sixth studio album and first in eight years. Entitled Dude Incredible, the nine-track effort was recorded at Albini’s Electrical Audio studios and mastered completely in analog by Steve Rooke at Abbey Road. A September 16th release is set through Touch & Go Records.
While that news is exciting, don’t expect any singles or other normal publicity vehicles in the lead up to the album’s release. According to the press release, “Other than the informational sheet you hold in your hand (or virtual hand), this record will have no formal promotion. There will be no advertisements, no press or radio promotion, no e-promotion, no promotional or review copies, no promotional gimmick items, and otherwise no free lunch.”
Watch an early live version of “Dude Incredible” and check out its tracklist below.
Dude Incredible Tracklist:
03. You Came In Me
04. Riding Bikes
05. All The Surveyors
06. The People’s Microphone
Shellac will also be going on tour “at the same sporadic and relaxed pace as always” with six scheduled dates this year. Their full schedule is below.
Shellac 2014 Tour Dates:
07/06 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
07/07 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
07/10-12 – Keflavík, IS @ ATP Iceland
10/24 – Stockhold, SE @ Debaser Island
10/28 – Oslo, NO @ BLÅ
10/28 – Gothenburg, SE @ Pustervik