(Photo: Jenny Jimenez)

Vampires might not be as hot right now as they were when Twilight premiered, but that hasn’t stopped Say Hi from making a record about them. Say Hi—aka Eric Elbogen—sought inspiration from the bloodsuckers for his forthcoming ninth LP, Bleeders Digest. The sequel to 2006’s Impeccable Blahs, the record is more fun than goth, with Elbogen telling The A.V. Club that “while it was indeed fun to sing more songs about heartbreak and lust, from the perspective of our pale, fanged friends, it’s the songs that highlight their human-like neuroses that [he] always [has] the most fun with.” Though he encourages fans to “raise a tall glass of delicious blood” while listening to the record, Elbogen says he never knew “that singing about dead people would make [him] feel so alive.”

Now, thanks to The A.V. Club and our pals at Barsuk Records, you can embrace the night a bit early. We’re streaming Bleeders Digest below, in its entirety, in advance of its September 18 release. It’s dark but fun, just like most vampire movies, and it’s nowhere near as serious as anything Stephenie Meyer ever wrote.

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Interested and blood-lusting parties can pre-order Bleeders Digest now via Barsuk. Say Hi is on tour this fall with Telekinesis, and dates are below.

Say Hi and Telekinesis tour 2015

October 1—The Shakedown—Bellingham, Washington
October 2—The Biltmore Cabaret—Vancouver, British Columbia
October 3—Mississippi Studios—Portland, Oregon
October 5—Humboldt Brews—Arcata, California
October 6—The Independent—San Francisco, California
October 7—The Echo—Los Angeles, California
October 9—The Casbah—San Diego, California
October 10—Valley Bar—Phoenix, Arizona
October 12—Three Links—Dallas, Texas
October 13—Warehouse Live Studio—Houston, Texas
October 14—Stubb’s BBQ—Austin, Texas
October 16—The Stone Fox—Nashville, Tennessee
October 17—Drunken Unicorn—Atlanta, Georgia
October 18—Cat’s Cradle Back Room—Carrboro, North Carolina
October 19—Black Cat—Washington, DC
October 20—Johnny Brenda’s—Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
October 21—Bowery Ballroom—New York, New York
October 23—Brighton Music Hall—Allston, Massachusetts
October 24—Divan Orange—Montreal, Quebec
October 25—Horseshoe Tavern—Toronto, Ontario
October 26—The Blind Pig—Ann Arbor, Michigan
October 27—The Grog Shop—Cleveland Heights, Ohio
October 28—Lincoln Hall—Chicago, Illinois
October 29—The Frequency—Madison, Wisconsin
October 30—7th Street Entry—Minneapolis, Minnesota
October 31—Record Bar—Kansas City, Missouri
November 2—Hi Dive—Denver, Colorado
November 3—Kilby Court—Salt Lake City, Utah
November 5—Flying M Coffee—Nampa, Idaho
November 6—The Bartlett—Spokane, Washington
November 7—Neumos—Seattle, Washington

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