We've been highly anticipating Julien Baker's first album for a Matador for a while, and now it's finally announced. It's called Turn Out the Lights and it comes out on October 27 via her new label home. It's the followup to her 2015 debut Sprained Ankle, one of our favorite albums of that year.

Julien produced the new album herself, and it was mixed by Craig Silvey (who's also mixed albums for The National, Arcade Fire, and Florence + the Machine). The lead single is "Appointments," which is another dose of Julien's trademark minimal sound, and it has her belting it around the four-minute mark in a way we haven't really heard from her before. It's keeping us excited to hear the rest of this album. Listen and check out the tracklist below. That's the artwork above.

Julien is on tour with Belle & Sebastian right now, playing Louisville tonight (8/17), and she has a run with Half Waif after that.

It turns out that the run with Half Waif hits NYC the day the album comes out, October 27 at Town Hall. Tickets for that show are still available. Updated dates are listed below.

Turn Out the Lights Tracklist:
1. Over
2. Appointments
3. Turn Out the Lights
4. Shadowboxing
5. Sour Breath
6. Televangelist
7. Everything That Helps You Sleep
8. Happy to Be Here
9. Hurt Less
10. Even
11. Claws in Your Back

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Julien Baker -- 2017 Tour Dates
08/17 Louisville, KY @ Iroquois Amphitheater*
08/26 Davenport, IA @ Adler Theatre#
09/20 Chicago, IL @ Amnesty International & Sofar Sounds Give A Home show
09/21 Champaign, IL @ The Pygmalion Festival 2017
10/12 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade +
10/13 Saxapahaw, NC @ Haw River Ballroom +
10/14 Asheville, NC @ The Grey Eagle +
10/15 Charlottesville, VA @ Jefferson Theater +
10/17 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club +
10/18 Millvale, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre +
10/20 Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre +
10/25 Montreal, QC @ Theatre Fairmount +
10/27 New York, NY @ Town Hall +
10/28 Somerville, MA @ Somerville Theatre +
10/29 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer +
11/03 The Hague, NL @ Crossing Border Festival
11/04 Utrecht, NL @ Ekko
11/06 Bristol, UK @ The Lantern
11/07 Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
11/08 Glasgow, UK @ CCA
11/09 Dublin, IE @ Whelans
11/10 London, UK @ Union Chapel (SOLD OUT)
11/12 Brussels, BE @ Autumn Falls
11/14 Berlin, DE @ Heimathafen Neukolln
11/15 Hamburg, DE @ Uebel & Gefahrlich
11/16 Düsseldorf, DE @ New Fall Festival
11/17 Madrid, ES @ El Sol
11/18 Braga, PT @ Theatro Circo
11/19 Barcelona, ES @ La De Apolo
11/29 Knoxville, TN @ Bijou Theatre
11/30 Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
12/01 Memphis, TN @ 1884 Lounge
12/02 St. Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall +
12/07 Spokane, WA @ The Bartlett +
12/08 Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre +
12/09 Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre +
12/10 Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theater +
12/12 San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore +
12/14 Los Angeles, CA @ Palace Theatre +
12/15 San Diego, CA @ The Irenic +
12/16 Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom +
12/18 Austin, TX @ Emo's +
12/19 Houston, TX @ The Heights Theater +
12/20 Dallas, TX @ The Kessler Theater +

* supporting Belle & Sebastian
# supporting Ben Folds
+ Half Waif supports