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Reigning Sound announce new album, Shattered, stream “Falling Rain”

on April 15, 2014, 4:15pm

Photo by Kyle Dean Reinford

Memphis garage-pop quintet Reigning Sound will return with a new album this summer. Shattered, their sixth to date and first with Merge Records, hits store on July 15th. Fronted by Greg Cartwright, the band features a number of new additions including Mike Catanese, Benny Trokan, and Mikey Post, alongside longstanding keyboardist Dave Amels. The new lineup recorded the forthcoming 11-track effort at Daptone Records’ Brooklyn studio with engineer Wayne Gordon.

“Falling Rain” is the first glimpse at the upcoming LP. The track is a rambling folk rocker in the vein of The Band, with oozing organs and Cartwright’s slightly twangy voice singing, “roll down your mind, before it drives you insane.” Listen in below (via SPIN).

Shattered Tracklist:
01. North Cackalacky Girl
02. Never Coming Home
03. Falling Rain
04. If You Gotta Leave
05. You Did Wrong
06. Once More
07. My, My
08. Starting New
09. Baby It’s Too Late
10. In My Dreams
11. I’m Trying (to Be the Man You Need)

The band has also planned a series of tour dates, including a stop at Merge’s 25th anniversary bash. Check the full docket below.

Reigning Sound 2014 Tour Dates
05/22 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bowl
05/23 – Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Downstairs
05/24 – Baltimore, MD @ Otto Bar
05/25 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
07/02 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
07/03 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Church on York
07/05 – Oakland, CA @ Mosswood Park Amphitheatre
07/06 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
07/08 – Portland, OR @ Dante’s
07/24 – Carrboro, NC @ Merge 25 @ Cat’s Cradle
07/25 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
07/26 – Asheville, NC @ The Mothlight