Formed as a side project by members of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Locust, and The Blood Brothers, Head Wound City was only around long enough to record a single, self-titled release. In the past few years the band would turn up for live shows, occasionally peppering new songs into the mix. Now, 10 years after its debut, Head Wound City is back with A New Wave Of Violence, due to be released on May 13 via Vice. The A.V. Club is premiering the video for “Scraper,” the album’s lead single, that shows the band remains as savage as ever, even if it’s found ways to go from math-rock spasms to offer a more streamlined version of its old self.

The video for “Scraper” is below, and pre-orders for A New Wave Of Violence are available now.

Head Wound City Tour Dates:

3/22 – Tucson, AZ; 191 Toole
3/23 – Albuquerque, NM; Sister
3/24 – Denver, CO: Lost Lake Lounge
3/25 – Salt Lake City, UT; Kilby Court
3/26 – Boise, ID; Treefort Music Fest
3/28 – Oakland, CA; Oakland Metro
3/30 – Los Angeles, CA; The Satellite
3/31 – San Diego, CA; The Casbah
4/2 – Santa Ana, CA; Constellation Room @ The Observatory

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Savages + Head Wound City Tour Dates:

5/14 – Nashville, TN; Exit/In
5/15 – Columbus, OH; Ace of Cups
5/17 – Pittsburgh, PA; Mr. Smalls Theatre
5/18 – Cleveland, OH; Grog Shop
5/20 – Madison, WI; High Noon Saloon
5/21 – Minneapolis, MN; Fine Line Music Cafe
5/22 – Winnipeg, MB; WECC
5/24 – Calgary, AB; Commonwealth Bar & Stage
5/25 – Edmonton, AB; Starlite Room
5/27 – Vancouver, BC; Imperial Vancouver
5/28 – Portland, OR; Wonder Ballroom