Philadelphia indie punks Mannequin Pussy have signed to Epitaph and teamed up with the great punk producer Will Yip for their third album, Patience, due out June 21. "In the past there’s been a chaotic feeling to the recording process, but working with Will put us in a different headspace," vocalist and guitarist Marisa Dabice says. "It helped us show our progression over the past few years and make a very crisp-sounding record, without losing the dirtiness of what Mannequin Pussy really is."

That crisp sound is immediately apparent on first single "Drunk II," where the driving guitars nearly shimmer. "It's too easy now to look back on that song and feel a mixture of pity and disgust for myself and the emotions I poured into it," Marissa says of the track. "I never saw a breakup as anything other than emotional torture. But now, I understand that a breakup is a gift. Heartbreak is a gift. Someone leaving your life when you don't expect them to is one of the most honest things we can experience. By electing to leave your life someone is telling you their truth: that they can't be there for you the way you wish they could. That they can't love you the way that you loved them. It took me a long time to realize that it is better to be alone than to be with someone who doesn't really want to be there. You should never have to convince someone to love you. At the end of the song when I sing 'everyone gather round, I have the answer now' - that is what I'm saying."

Marissa also directed the accompanying video for "Drunk II," and you can watch that below, and see the tracklist and cover art for Patience.

Mannequin Pussy go on tour with Hot Snakes starting tonight (4/24) in Arkansas, and running through Saturday May 4, when they hit Jersey City's White Eagle Hall (tickets). See all of their upcoming dates below.

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Patience Tracklisting:
Patience
Drunk II
Cream
Fear/+/Desire
Drunk I
High Horse
Who You Are
Clams
F.U.C.A.W.
In Love Again

Mannequin Pussy: 2019 Tour
Weds/Apr 24- Fayetteville, AR - Backspace
Fri/Apr 26- Dallas @ Curtain Club
Sat/Apr 27- Austin TX @ Barracuda
Sun/Apr 28- Houston TX @ Secret Group
Tue/Apr 30- Orlando FL @ The Abby
Wed/May 1- Atlanta GA @ Masquerade – Hell
Thu/May 2- Durham NC @ Motorco
Fri/May 3- Washington DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel
Sat/May 4- Jersey City NJ @ White Eagle

all dates with Hot Snakes