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Fu Manchu ready ‘Gigantoid,’ touring (dates, new song stream)

By Doug Moore

Fu Manchu

It’s been kind of a while since Fu Manchu‘s last delivery, 2009’s Signs of Infinite Power. (Their Scion-sponsored 7″ split with Moab notwithstanding.) But Scott Hill and company are saddling up for their eleventh studio album — Gigantoid, which will be self-released on the band’s At the Dojo Records on April 29. (That’s the cover art above.) Get an early taste via “Anxiety Reducer,” the first single from Gigantoid, which makes its premiere in this post. Unsurprisingly, it’s vintage Fu — this particular example hangs out in a Led Zep pocket, but the superfuzzed guitars and Hill’s cockeyed vocals provide the post-rip glow that the band have built their career upon. stream it below.

Fu Manchu will also be embarking on a North American tour in support of the album. The tour kicks off the day after the album’s release in San Francisco and hits NYC on 5/19 at Mercury Lounge. No supporting bands have been announced yet, but tickets are on sale.

All tour dates are listed, along with the new track stream, below…

“GIGANTOID” Track List:
1. Dimension Shifter
2. Invaders On My Back
3. Anxiety Reducer
4. Radio Source Sagittarius
5. Mutant
6. No Warning
7. Evolution Machine
8. Triplanetary
9. The Last Question

GIGANTOID 2014 North American Tour Dates:
04/30/2014 San Francisco, CA / Bottom Of The Hill
05/01/2014 Sparks, NV / The Alley
05/03/2014 Portland, OR / Dante’s
05/04/2014 Seattle, WA / El Corazon
05/06/2014 Salt Lake City, UT / Club Sound
05/07/2014 Denver, CO / Marquis Theatre
05/10/2014 Chicago, IL / Subterranean
05/11/2014 Hamtramck, MI / Small’s
05/13/2014 Columbus, OH / Ace of Cups
05/14/2014 Cleveland Heights, OH / Grog Shop
05/16/2014 Toronto, ON / Lee’s Palace
05/17/2014 Montreal, QC / Cabaret Mile End
05/19/2014 New York, NY / Mercury Lounge
05/20/2014 Cambridge, MA / The Sinclair
05/21/2014 Philadelphia, PA / The Barbary
05/23/2014 Washington, DC / Rock & Roll Hotel
05/24/2014 Raleigh, NC / King’s Barcade
05/25/2014 Atlanta, GA / The Earl
05/27/2014 Austin, TX / Red 7
05/28/2014 Dallas, TX / Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill
05/31/2014 Scottsdale, AZ / Pub Rock Live

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