By Ian Chainey

Californian stoner rockers Fu Manchu are now streaming their 11th long-player, Gigantoid, in full. The album is seeing a digital release today (4/29), with physical copies slated to be available on June 3 through the band's own At the Dojo Records. Have a listen below.

Gigantoid, Fu Manchu's first album since 2009's Signs of Infinite Power, stays roughly within the same style strain the outfit has perfected over their 27 year career. Opener "Dimension Shifter" sets the template, providing respites to stout stoner rock with spacey amp worship. Elsewhere, "No Warning" recalls the hardcore of their Virulence days, powering a minute and a half long burnout. "Anxiety Reducer," which we premiered in March, wears its love of the smoking valves of classic rock on its sleeve. And "Triplanetary" is no doubt the name of at least seven different van clubs now.

As a reminder, you can catch Fu Manchu on tour this spring/summer, including a New York date at Mercury Lounge on May 19 with Electric Citizen, and The Unwed. (Tickets.) For West Coasters, two new California dates have been added. All dates are listed, along with the Gigantoid stream, below.


Fu Manchu - 2014 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
06/14/2014 San Diego, CA / At the Casbah
06/21/2014 Hollywood, CA / At the Troubadour