"Doom soul" singer Cold Specks (aka Al Spx) is slated to welcome her new album, titled Neuroplasticity, on August 26 via Mute Records // Arts & Crafts. The LP cut "Exit Plan" features Swans leader Michael Gira -- Spx contributed background vocals on the To Be Kind track ""Bring the Sun" -- and you can take a listen to that and seven other songs from the LP at the bottom of this post. Neuroplasticity will be streamed in its entirety via Cold Specks' website on Friday, August 22.

Al Spx and co. will be embarking on a November/December North American tour in support of Neuroplasticity. That tour includes a show at Schubas on December 3. Tickets for the Chicago show go on sale this Friday (8/22) at noon CST.

All known Cold Specks dates and those song streams lie after the jump...


Cold Specks - "A Broken Memory"

Cold Specks - "Bodies At Bay"

Cold Specks - "Old Knives"

Cold Specks - "A Quiet Chill"

Cold Specks - "Exit Plan" (featuring Michael Gira)

Cold Specks - "Let Loose The Dogs"

Cold Specks - "Absisto"

Cold Specks - "Living Signs"

Cold Specks -- Neuroplasticity
01. A Broken Memory
02. Bodies At Bay
03. Old Knives
04. A Quiet Chill
05. Exit Plan
06. Let Loose The Dogs
07. Absisto
08. Living Signs
09. A Formal Invitation
10. A Season Of Doubt

Cold Specks -- 2014 Tour Dates
Aug 23 Commodore Barry Park - New York, NY
Aug 24 Commodore Barry Park - New York, NY
Sep 18 Vega - Copenhagen, Denmark
Sep 20 Ancienne Belgique - Brussels, Belgium
Sep 23 La Flèche d'Or - Paris, France
Sep 25 Wedgewood Rooms - Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Sep 26 Green Door Store - Brighton, United Kingdom
Sep 29 The Green Door Store - Brighton, United Kingdom
Sep 30 Village Underground - London, United Kingdom
Oct 01 Band On The Wall - Manchester, United Kingdom
Nov 05 TT the Bear's - Cambridge, MA
Nov 07 Rough Trade NYC - Brooklyn, NY
Nov 08 Johnny Brenda's - Philadelphia, PA
Nov 09 Rock & Roll Hotel - Washington, DC
Nov 14 Three Links - Dallas, TX
Nov 17 Crescent Ballroom - Phoenix, AZ
Nov 19 The Echo - Los Angeles, CA
Nov 21 Brick & Mortar Music Hall - San Francisco, CA
Nov 23 Doug Fir Lounge - Portland, OR
Nov 28 The Gateway - Calgary, Canada
Nov 30 Park Theatre - Winnipeg, Canada
Dec 02 Cedar Cultural Center - Minneapolis, MN
Dec 03 Schubas - Chicago, IL
Dec 05 Lee's Palace - Toronto, Canada
Dec 07 La Sala Rossa - Montreal, Canada

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