The Cribs @ Bowery Ballroom in 2008 (NYC) (more by Tim Griffin)

As mentioned, The Cribs are set to release their new LP, In the Belly of the Brazen Bull, on May 7 via Wichita Recordings/Warner Bros. Recording duties were spilt between Steve Albini, who left a noticeable mark on the album's lead single "Chi-Town," and the Flaming Lips' go-to guy Dave Fridmann. Check out In the Belly of the Brazen Bull's full tracklisting, below.

The Cribs will kick off a spring North American tour in the beginning of April, reaching Chicago's Schubas on the 9th of the month. Tickets go on sale tomorrow (2/17), at noon CST.

All 2012 tour dates and the LP's full tracklisting, below..

The Cribs - In the Belly of the Brazen Bull Tracklist:
01. Glitters Like Gold
02. Come on Be a No-one
03. Jaded Youth
04. Anna
05. Confident Men
06. Uptight
07. Chi-Town
08. Pure O
09. Back to the Bolthole
10. I Should Have Helped
11. Stalagmites
12. Like a Gift Giver
13. Butterflies
14. Arena Rock Encore with Full Cast
04/03 Portland, OR Holocene
04/04 Crocodile Café, Seattle, WA
04/07- Minneapolis, MN 7th Street Entry
04/09 Chicago, IL Schubas
04/10 Pontiac, MI The Pike Room
04/11 Toronto, ON Lee's Palace
04/13 Brooklyn, NY @Music Hall of Williamsburg
04/14 Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall
05/07 Nottingham, UK Rock City
05/08 London, UK The Troxy
05/09 Bristol, UK O2 Academy
05/11 Glasgow, UK Barrowlands
05/12 Manchester, UK Academy
05/13 Eastbourne, UK Winter Gardens