The Hotelier recently announced that Goodness, their followup to 2014's Home, Like Noplace Is There, will be out May 27 via Tiny Engines. Now they released the first single, "Piano Player." (The first song they put out, "Goodness Pt. 1," is a non-album track.) It sounds like an instant evolution from the last album, a little on the lighter side but still cathartic and with a serious crack on that drum production. Christian Holden's got some great melodies here too. Check it out below, via Spotify.

UPDATE: You can now watch the video for the song below, via SPIN, where there's also an interview with the band by Ian Cohen.

The band recently announced a tour with Told Slant, Bellows and Loone. As mentioned, that tour hits NYC on July 15 at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets for that show are still available.

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The Hotelier -- 2016 Tour Dates
w/ Told Slant & Loone
May 20: Burlington, VT @ Signal Kitchen
May 21: Montreal, QC @ Casa Del Popolo
May 22: Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck
May 24: Detroit, MI @ Majestic Cafe
May 25: DeKalb, IL @ The House Cafe
May 26: Burnsville, MN @ The Garage
May 27: Omaha, NE @ Milk Run
May 28: Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
May 29: Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
May 31: Seattle, WA @ The Vera Project
Jun 1: Portland, OR @ The Analog
Jun 2: San Francisco, CA @ Bottom Of The Hill
Jun 3: Fresno, CA @ Mia Cuppa Caffe'
Jun 4: Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo Complex
Jun 5: San Diego, CA @ The Che Cafe
Jun 6: Phoenix, AZ @ The Rebel Lounge
Jun 8: Houston, TX @ Walter's Downtown
Jun 9: Austin, TX @ The Sidewinder
Jun 10: Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
Jun 11: Oklahoma City, OK @ 89th Street Collective
Jun 12: St. Louis, MO @ The Demo
Jun 13: Bloomington, IN @ The Void
Jun 14: Pittsburgh, PA @ Cattivo

w/ Told Slant & Bellows
Jun 30: Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
Jul 1: Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
Jul 2: Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle
Jul 3: Atlanta, GA @ The Drunken Unicorn
Jul 5: Orlando, FL @ BackBooth
Jul 6: Lake Worth, FL @ Propaganda
Jul 7: Tampa, FL @ Epic Problem
Jul 8: Birmingham, AL @ Desert Island Supply Company (DISCO)
Jul 9: Nashville, TN @ The End
Jul 10: Columbus, OH @ Double Happiness
Jul 12: Lakewood, OH @ Mahall's

w/ Told Slant, Bellows, Loone
Jul 13: Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
Jul 14: Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
Jul 15: New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom