Just a few years after their terrific comeback album, Silver Bullets, New Zealand indie icons The Chills will follow that up with Snow Bound, which will be out September 14 via Fire. Founding and only constant member Martin Phillipps says he sees the record as "hopefully a kind of Carole King Tapestry for aging punks." Synths play a larger part in Snow Bound if the two tracks shared are any indication: the distinctly Chills-y, oceanic "Lord of All I Survey" and the driving, anthemic "Complex." Listen to both, via Stereogum, below.

You can preorder Snow Bound now. In other news, there is a Chills documentary being made which was successfully crowd-funded earlier this year. Stay tuned. The Chills will also be on tour in New Zealand this September and October. All dates are listed below.

Snow Bound tracklist:
01 “Bad Sugar”
02 “Time To Atone”
03 “The Greatest Guide”
04 “Scarred”
05 “Complex”
06 “Deep Belief”
07 “Lord Of All I Survey”
08 “Snow Bound”
09 “Easy Peasy”
10 “In Harmony”

The Chills - 2018 Tour Dates
09/14 Hamilton, NZ @ Altitude
09/15 Gisborne, NZ @ The Dome
09/16 Hawke’s Bay, NZ @ Haumoana Hall
09/20 CHCH, NZ @ Blue Smoke
09/21 Dunedin, NZ @ 50 Gorillas
09/22 Wanaka, NZ @ Water Bar
09/27 Wellington, NZ @ San Fran
09/28 New Plymouth, NZ @ Mayfair Theatre
09/29 Palmerston North, NZ @ The Globe
09/30 Paekakariki, NZ @ St Peter’s Hall
10/04 Whangarei, NZ @ Butter Factory
10/05 Leigh, NZ @ Sawmill Cafe
10/06 Auckland, NZ @ Galatos
10/07 Waiheke Island, NZ @ Artworks

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