Goth-country staples Murder by Death are releasing a new album, The Other Shore, on August 24 via Bloodshot Records (pre-order). According to the label, the album is "a space-western about a ravaged Earth, its fleeing populace, and a relationship in jeopardy" and it "sonically captures the mood of two lovers choosing separate paths, one who stays on Earth and one who leaves it." It was recorded by Kevin Ratterman and Anne Gauthier.

We're premiering the lead single "True Dark," which has all the creepy, haunting, Americana-tinged rock you'd expect from MBD, aided by some ominous cello and some nice falsetto "ooh"s in the chorus. It's promising stuff, as you can hear for yourself below.

As mentioned, Murder by Death are also touring this year. The tour wraps up in the Northeast, including three NYC-area shows: Manhattan's Bowery Ballroom on 10/17 (tickets), Brooklyn's Music Hall of Williamsburg on 10/19 (tickets), and Asbury Park's Asbury Lanes on 10/20 (tickets).

We're also giving away a pair of tickets to the Music Hall of Williamsburg show. Enter via the widget below for a chance to win. A winner will be chosen at random and contacted with more details. Good luck!

All tour dates are listed, with the new song, tracklist, and contest widget, below.

Chasin' Ghosts
True Dark
Travelin' Far
Only Time
I Have Arrived
New Old City
Last Night on Earth

Murder by Death -- 2018 Tour Dates
07/20/2018 Louisville Kentucky 17th Annual Lebowski Fest
07/21/2018 Mcminnville Tennessee Cumberland Caverns
07/22/2018 Mcminnville Tennessee Cumberland Caverns
07/27/2018 Kankakee Illinois Merchant Street Music Festival
07/28/2018 Green Bay Wisconsin Badger State Block Party
09/07/2018 Santa Fe New Mexico Meow Wolf
09/08/2018 Phoenix Arizona Crescent Ballroom
09/11/2018 Solana Beach California Belly Up
09/12/2018 Los Angeles California Regent Theater
09/13/2018 San Francisco California The Fillmore
09/14/2018 Sacramento California Ace of Spades
09/15/2018 Portland Oregon Wonder Ballroom
09/16/2018 Seattle Washington Showbox
09/18/2018 Salt Lake City Utah Metro Music Hall
09/20/2018 Denver Colorado Ogden Theatre
09/21/2018 Fort Collins Colorado Washington's
09/22/2018 Lawrence Kansas Granada Theater
10/03/2018 St. Louis Missouri Old Rock House
10/04/2018 Madison Wisconsin High Noon Saloon
10/05/2018 Minneapolis Minnesota Cedar Cultural Center
10/06/2018 Chicago Illinois The Metro
10/09/2018 Atlanta Georgia Terminal West
10/10/2018 Asheville North Carolina The Grey Eagle
10/11/2018 Durham North Carolina Motorco
10/12/2018 Washington District of Columbia 9:30 Club
10/13/2018 Philadelphia Pennsylvania TLA
10/16/2018 Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Mr. Smalls Funhouse
10/17/2018 New York New York Bowery Ballroom
10/18/2018 Boston Massachusetts Royale Nightclub
10/19/2018 Brooklyn New York Music Hall of Williamsburg
10/20/2018 Asbury Park New Jersey Asbury Lanes

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