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Man or Astro-Man? announce first album in 12 years, Defcon…5…4…3…2…1

on April 18, 2013, 4:55pm

Man or Astro-Man? - Defcon

After 12 years of near-silence, sci-fi rockers Man or Astro-Man? will return with a new album on May 21st via Communicating Vessels/Chunklet. Titled Defcon…5…4…3…2…1, the 12-track effort was recorded with Steve Albini in Chicago and Daniel Farris (Polyphonic Spree, Amy Ray) in Birmingham, AL.

According to a press release, the album “brings the band’s unique powerful style of Science Friction back to greater humanity in supreme form” and showcases them “being as inventive and propulsive as ever”.

Below, listen to the album’s charging first single, “Disintegrate”.

Defcon…5…4…3…2…1 Tracklist:
01. Defcon 5
02. Antimatter Man
03. All Systems to Go
04. Disintegrate
05. Defcon 4
06. Codebreaker Seventy Eight
07. Communication Breakdown Pt. II
08. Defcon 3
09. Electric Arc
10. Defcon 2
11. New Cocoon
12. Defcon 1

To gear up for the new record, Man or Astro-Man? will hit North America’s open roads starting next week. Consult the full list of dates below.

Man or Astro-Man? 2013 Tour Dates:
04/26 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
04/27 – Austin, TX @ Austin Psych Fest
04/28 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s Upstairs
05/09 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom
05/10 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
05/11 – San Francisco, CA @ Bimbo’s 365 Club
05/12 – Visalia, CA @ The Cellar Door
05/13 – Sacramento, CA @ Harlow’s
05/14 – Eugene, OR @ Cozmic Pizza
05/15 – Vancouver, BC @ The Biltmore Cabaret
05/16 – Bellingham, WA @ The Wild Buffalo
05/17 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
05/18 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
06/13 – St. Paul MN @ Turf Club
06/14 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
06/15 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
06/16 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
06/17 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Place
06/18 – Ithaca NY @ The Haunt
06/19 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
06/20 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
06/21 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bowl
06/22 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
06/23 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat

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