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Tortoise to release new album

Chicago's five-piece outfit Tortoise release first album in seven years

Chicago post-rockers Tortoise are releasing their first new album in seven years. Titled The Catastrophist, the album features several guest vocal spots – Yo La Tengo’s Georgia Humbley sings on “Yonder Blue”, and Todd Rittmann of US Maple tackles a cover of David Essex’s 1973 track “Rock On”. The Catastrophist will be released on 22 January by Thrill Jockey. To coincide with the release, the label will be reissuing the quintet’s six previous albums on limited edition coloured vinyl. Tortoise will embark on a European tour in February 2016.