DOWNLOAD: Sic Alps - "Glyphs" (MP3)

Sic Alps @ Woodsist Fest 2011 (more by Natasha Ryan)

San Francisco's Sic Alps are getting ready to release a new album this fall via Drag City. The self-titled LP is due out on September 11 via the label, and you can download its lead single "Glyphs" at the top of this post. The track features a string section and is overall much cleaner than we've heard the band be, but still includes some crunchy, distorted guitar.

Sic Alps will head out on tour in support of the LP in early-September. They'll reach Chicago's Empty Bottle for a performance on October 18. Azita will act as main support for the Chicago show, and advance tickets are on sale. All dates are listed below.

09/07/12 Make Out Room - San Francisco, CA
09/08/12 Uptown Night Club - Oakland, CA
09/09/12 El Rey Theatre - Los Angeles, CA w/ Thee Oh Sees
09/10/12 Bar Pink - San Diego, CA w/ Thee Oh Sees
09/29/12 Sophia's Thai Kitchen - Davis, CA
10/01/12 The Android House Caldwell - Boise, ID
10/02/12 VFW - Missoula, MT w/ Thee Oh Sees
10/03/12 Broken City - Calgary, AB Canada w/ Thee Oh Sees
10/04/12 Broken City - Calgary, AB Canada w/ Thee Oh Sees
10/06/12 Rickshaw Theatre - Vancouver, BC Canada w/ Thee Oh Sees
10/07/12 Neptune, AL w/ Thee Oh Sees
10/08/12 Doug Fir Lounge - Portland, OR w/ Thee Oh Sees
10/09/12 Doug Fir Lounge - Portland, OR w/ Thee Oh Sees
10/12/12 Great American Music Hall - San Francisco, CA w/ Thee Oh Sees
10/13/12 The Holland Project - Reno, NV
10/14/12 Kilby Court - Salt Lake City, UT w/ Cheap Time
10/15/12 Rhinoceropolis - Denver, CO
10/16/12 Jackpot Music Hall - Lawrence, KS
10/17/12 Turf Club - St. Paul, MN
10/18/12 Empty Bottle - Chicago, IL w/ Azita
10/19/12 Kentucky Museum of Art & Craft - Louisville, KY
10/22/12 Double Double Land - Toronto, ON Canada
10/23/12 Divan Orange - Montreal, Canada
10/25/12 Radio - Somerville, MA
10/26/12 Haverford College - Haverford, PA (students only)
10/28/12 Knitting Factory - Brooklyn, NY
10/30/12 The Werehouse/Krankies Coffee - Winston-Salem, NC
10/31/12 Black Cat Burrito - Boone, NC
11/01/12 529 - Atlanta, GA
11/02/12 The Bottletree - Birmingham, AL