Stream Reigning Sound's Propulsive 'Falling Rain'

Memphis garage-punk outfit will make Merge Records debut with 'Shattered'

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After braving a slew of lineup changes, Reigning Sound have returned. The brainchild of garage-punk stalwart/principal songwriter Greg Cartwright, the Memphis quintet — which features longtime keyboardist Dave Amels, as well as new members Mike Catanese, Benny Trokan, and Mikey Post — is prepping to add a new entry to its hefty catalogue. On July 15, Reigning Sound will unleash Shattered, the 11-track follow-up to 2009's Love and Curses and the band's first LP for Merge Records. First, though, comes "Falling Rain," an advance track featuring Dylan-esque vocals that coalesce with roller-rink-ready organ as Cartwright croons, "There's a whole lot more to this story than the sound of falling rain."

Stream "Falling Rain" below, and pre-order Shattered through Merge. Scroll down further for Reigning Sound's tour dates.

Reigning Sound tour dates:

May 22 - Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bowl
May 23 - Cambridge, MA @Middle East Downstairs
May 24 - Baltimore, MD @ Otto Bar
May 25 - Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
July2 - San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
July 3 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Church on York
July 5 - Oakland, CA @ Mosswood Park Amphitheatre
July 6 - Seattle, WA @ Neumos
July 8 - Portland, OR @ Dante's
July 24 - Carrboro, NC @ Merge 25 @ Cat's Cradle
July 25 - Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
July 26 - Asheville, NC @ The Mothlight

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