Melbourne band Chook Race release their new album, Around the House, this Friday (9/2) on Trouble in Mind / Tenth Court. Jangly and poppy, warm and friendly, the album has an unassuming charm that wraps its way around you upon repeat listens. Nearly every song has a big hook -- Chook Race are not afraid of "bah bah bah" choruses -- even if they're demurely presented. It's a terrific album, very much in the tradition of early Go-Betweens or The Wedding Present, and you can listen to the whole thing right now -- an album stream premieres below.

Chook Race's U.S. tour gets underway soon, hitting NYC for two shows: September 24 at Cake Shop with Hamish Kilgour and September 25 at Union Pool with RipsTickets are on sale.

All tour dates, including a stop at Goner Fest in Memphis, are listed below.

Chook Race - 2016 Tour dates:
9.19.16 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle (FREE MONDAY w/ Clearance / Daymaker)
9.20.16 - Detroit , MI - UFO Factory
9.21.16 - Cleveland, OH - Happy Dog
9.22.16 - Philadelphia, PA - TBA
9.23.16 - Boston, MA - TBA
9.24.16 - New York, NY - Cake Shop
9.25.16 - Brooklyn, NY - Union Pool
9.26.16 - Baltimore, MD - Wind-Up Space - (w/ Sauna Youth)
9.27.16 - Winston-Salem, NC - Reanimator
9.28.16 - Atlanta, GA - 529 - (w/ Power)
9.29.16 - Memphis, TN - Goner Fest
10.5.16 - Austin, TX - Beerland
10.7.16 - Tempe, AZ - Yucca Tap Room
10.8.16 - El Centro, CA - Strangers West
10.9.16 - Los Angeles, CA - Ham & Eggs Tavern (w/ Matt Kivel)
10.10.16 - San Francisco, CA - Hemlock Tavern
10.12.16 - Seattle, WA - The Highline
10.13.16 - Portland, OR - Bunk Bar
10.15.16 - Salt Lake City, UT - Diabolical Records
10.17.16 - Lawrence, KS - Eighth Street Tap Room
10.18.16 - Minneapolis, MN - Hexagon
10.19.16 - Milwaukee, WI - Company Brewing
10.20.16 - Hammond, IN - Hubbard’s Hangout (w/ Porno Glows)