Today, Umphrey’s McGee have released a dynamic new track “Looks.” CLICK HEREto listen to the song which premiered via Paste. Featuring a defiant bass strut and percussive wallop, “Looks” combines 80’s tinged progressive rock with contemporary beat production. This announcement comes just a few days before the release of the band’s wide-ranging 11th studio album it’s not us, out this Friday January 12th.
Comprised of 11 vibrant songs the LP is a dynamic statement album that showcases the versatility and world-class musicianship that is at the band’s core. By harnessing the energy of their live performances into the precision of their studio craft, it’s not us encapsulates a range that is rarely found in a single band and displays their most succinct and accessible songwriting to date. it’s not us isavailable NOW for pre-order.CLICK HERE for more information. Tune in to Sirius XM’s Jam On this week to listen to a track-by-track with keyboardistJoel Cummins and Program Director Ari Fink, where they will take listeners through each song and provide the inside story behind each track. The segment will air on January 8th and re-run at various times leading up to the album’s release – CLICK HERE for air times.
This week will also kick off the band’s ‘it’s not us’ headline tour. The tour will include an intimate album release party in the band’s hometown on January 14th at The Park West in Chicago, where they will perform a storytellers set that will give fans a look into the creation of the new project. Soon after, they will head to New York City for a three-night residency at the Beacon Theatre January 19-21st, ending with an epic show marking Umphrey’s McGee’sofficial 20th birthday. CLICK HEREto check out the official tour teaser for an exclusive look at what’s to come. Full tour routing is below. For ticket info and more information, please visit http://www.umphreys.com/.