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If that's not enough, the project's first single, an irresistible horn-tinged shuffle called 'Options,' can be had today via the group's official website.
"Hello dear friends! We're ready," singer Tom Gray writes in an email blast to fans this morning announcing the news. "Damn this state of readiness is killing me."
Aside from the unveiling of "Options" and Gray calling the forthcoming disc -- which comes out in Europe on June 6, in Australia on June 10 and in North America and the rest of the world on 21 -- "unbelievably great", little else is yet known about the recording.
In related news, various members of the group have solo and collaborative dates set for the rest of March and April. Ben Ottewell will play a sold out gig tonight in Chicago in support of his recent solo album 'Shapes and Shadows', before he joins Gray and Ian Ball for a handful of US shows. Ottewell will then take on a solo gig in Los Angeles before heading to Australia for nine dates.
Here's the full Gomez-related tour itinerary:
Chicago, Ill., Schubas (Ben Ottewell Solo) (March 25)
Salisbury, Mass., Blue Ocean Music Hall (Ben Ottewell, Ian Ball and Tom Gray) (March 26)
Denver, Colo., The Soiled Dove (Ben, Ian and Tom) (March 30)
San Francisco, Calif., Swedish American Hall (Ben, Ian and Tom) (April 1)
Los Angeles, Calif., Bootleg Theater (Ben solo) (April 2)
Sydney Notes, Australia(Ben solo) (April 6)
Sydney The Basement, Australia (Ben solo) (April 7)
Brisbane The Zoo, Australia (Ben solo) (April 9)
Melbourne The Corner Hotel, Australia (Ben solo), (April 10)
Ballarat Karova Lounge. Australia (Ben solo) (April 12)
Adelaide The Wheatsheaf, Australia (Ben solo) (April 13)
Fremantle, Mojo's, Australia (Ben solo) (April 14)
Gomez's summer tour dates in the UK are as follows:
Bournemouth O2 Academy, England (June 9)
Bristol O2 Academy, England (June 10)
Leeds Metropolitan University, England (June 11)
Dumfries Eden Festival, Scotland (June 12)
Manchester Academy 2, England (June 14)
Cambridge The Junction, England (June 15)
Newcastle O2 Academy, England (June 16)