It’s been five long years since Teenage Fanclub released Man-Made, but that hiatus is about to come to an end. The Scottish band of Big Star obsessives are set to release Shadows later this year, which has been worked on over the past couple of years and will be released on their own PeMa label.
The group began recording the album as far back as August 2008, so fans have had to wait patiently for this record to transpire. This is only the second proper Teenage Fanclub album in the past 10 years (they also released the mostly excellent Jad Fair collaboration Words of Wisdom and Hope in 2002) making news of a new record an increasingly rare event.
Fortunately, it looks like the band is getting behind Shadows, and has already announced a short tour of the U.K. in May and June to promote the record. The chances of a few North American dates don’t look promising—it’s not even clear yet who will be releasing the album on this side of the Atlantic—but U.S. fans will no doubt be keeping their fingers crossed.