The Hanged Man cover art by Emil Ferris (Image: Grandstand)

His Kickstarter campaign having been fully funded, Ted Leo’s moving forward with the release of his new album. When the erstwhile Pharmacists frontman talked with The A.V. Club about the crowdfunding campaign earlier this year, he explained why he went the self-release route for his 13th full-length album, which also happens to be the first under his name (no “ands” or “boths” here). Titled The Hanged Man (after the chipper-looking guy in the tarot deck), the album might be his most DIY effort ever—Leo recorded the tracks in his own studio, and played practically every instrument. The first song off the album, “You’re Like Me,” is a rousing tune, and confirmation that Leo hasn’t stretched himself too thin here.

Preorders for The Hanged Man, which drops September 8, are now available.

Ted Leo The Hanged Man Tour Dates

09/14—Philadelphia, PA—Union Transfer
09/15—Washington, D.C.—Black Cat
09/16—Washington, D.C.—Black Cat
09/17—Allston, MA—Brighton Music Hall
09/19—Toronto, ON—Lee’s Palace
09/20—Detroit, MI—Magic Stick
09/23—Cleveland, OH—Grog Shop
09/24—Pittsburgh, PA—Spirit Hall
10/23—Richmond, VA—Strange Matter
10/24—Carrboro, NC—Cat’s Cradle
10/25—Atlanta, GA—The Masquerade
10/27—Dallas, TX—Club Dada
10/28—Austin, TX—Mohawk
10/31—Phoenix, AZ—Valley Bar
11/1—San Diego, CA—Casbah
11/3—Los Angeles, CA—The Teragram Ballroom
11/4—San Francisco, CA—Bimbo’s 365 Club
11/6—Portland, OR—Revolution Hall
11/8—Seattle, WA—The Crocodile
11/11—Minneapolis, MN—Triple Rock Social Club

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