The Cribs have announced details of their new album – For All My Sisters – out on 23 March. Their sixth album follows 2013’s two-disc collection, Payola, and is their first new music since In the Belly of the Brazen Bull in 2012.
The trio launched details of their new release with An Ivory Hand, a burly rock track drenched in fuzzy, Weezer-like melodies. As reported by NME, Ric Ocasek of The Cars has been named as the producer for the Wakefield band’s new studio album. He has previously produced records for the likes of the aforementioned Weezer, Guided by Voices and Hole. Ryan Jarman said Ocasek “doesn’t do records like a gun for hire; he chooses a band. We’ve been trying to get him since the third record, now he thinks we’re definitely good enough.”
The band spent the last year recording in both Wakefield and Portland, before decamping to New York and Magic Shop studio.
“I can’t believe it’s been nearly 3 years since Brazen Bull, but we have been working really hard behind the scenes, and we honestly think this is our best record so far. Easily,” the band said in a Facebook post. “I know we always say that, but we’re all really excited about this one.”
Out via their new label Sonic Blew / Sony Red, For All My Sisters will be available on double 12” vinyl, CD, deluxe CD and a DVD featuring live footage from the band’s two Christmas 2013 shows at Leeds’ old Town & Country Club.
While An Ivory Hand provides a taster of things to come, its first single proper, Burning for No One, will be released on the same day as the album on 23 March.
The Cribs will play a tour ahead of its release throughout the UK:
February tour dates
11 Nottingham Rescue Rooms
12 London Electric Ballroom – NME Awards show
14 Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
15 Bristol The Fleece
17 Birmingham Oobleck
20 Glasgow King Tuts
22 Sheffield Leadmill
25 Manchester HMV Ritz