Omaha’s Twinsmith might not release its sophomore album, Alligator Years, until May 5, but A.V. Club readers can get an exclusive first listen to the lead single, “Seventeen,” now. Alligator Years, the group’s first record on its hometown label, is propulsive and dynamic, bursting with deep retro pop.

Twinsmith will be out on the road in February opening for Cursive and in March headlining shows. Those dates are below, and Alligator Years is available for pre-order now via Saddle Creek’s site.

Twinsmith tour 2015
Feb. 17—Great American Music Hall—San Francisco, California *
Feb. 18—Slo Brew—San Luis Obispo, California *
Feb. 19—Strummer’s—Fresno, California *
Feb. 20—The Echoplex—Los Angeles, California *
Feb. 21—Glasshouse—Pomona, California *
Feb. 22—The Casbah—San Diego, California *
Feb. 23—Crescent Ballroom—Phoenix, Arizona *
Feb. 24—Sister—Albuquerque, New Mexico *
March 2—Empty Bottle—Chicago, Illinois
March 3—Tree Bar—Columbus, Ohio
March 4—Howler’s—Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
March 5—Kung Fu Necktie—Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
March 6—Middle East—Cambridge, Massachusetts
March 7—Union Hall—Brooklyn, New York
March 8—DC9—Washington, DC
March 10—Caledonia Lounge—Athens, Georgia
March 11—Mammal Gallery—Atlanta, Georgia
March 16—Soundpony—Tulsa, Oklahoma
March 17—Rubber Gloves—Denton, Texas
March 18-21—SXSW—Austin, Texas

* with Cursive

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