The Cribs plot stateside tour

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The Cribs have announced plans for a stateside tour this spring in support of their forthcoming album, In The Belly Of The Brazen Bull. The three Jarman brothers will hit Boston for a show at the Brighton Music Hall on Saturday, April 14. Tickets for the show, which will also feature openers The Static Jacks and The Hounds Below, are now on sale through Ticketmaster for $17.50.

In The Belly Of The Brazen Bull, The Cribs’ fifth studio album, is scheduled to drop in stores on May 15. Its first single “Chi-Town” is already available, while the second, “Come On, Be A No-One” will be released on April 16. The video for the later was filmed during a recent tour of the United kingdom and is streaming below. In The Belly Of The Brazen Bull follows 2009’s Ignore the Ignorant, which was the band’s first and only album to feature second guitarist Johnny Marr, formerly of The Smiths.

For the new album, The Cribs were in strong hands production-wise with the help of Dave Fridmann (The Flaming Lips) and Steve Albini (Big Black, Rapeman). Once in the studio, the band moved quickly.

“We always really set out to spend as little time recording as possible, certainly much more time in the practice room and then just going into the studio and recording really quickly,” explained vocalist Ryan Jarman in a recent interview with Louder Than War. “And that’s what we got from going into the studio with Albini, that was 4 songs in 3 days, and that’s certainly the way we’re going to approach the next record. We’ve actually already started writing and recording that already and I just kind of think that the reason we decided to do it that way is to signify a shift back to how we did things in the first place and kind of capturing the essence of what we’re about really.”

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