M. Ward has announced that he'll be following up the release of Hold Time with a new album this April.

A Wasteland Companion will be released through Bella Union on April 9th 2012.

This is what M. Ward had to day about the album:

“Between now and when I made Hold Time there has been a lot of travelling which requires a lot of reckoning with what to leave behind and what to carry – material and otherwise – and thinking about what I want versus what I need, creatively and otherwise. I wanted to get a reflection of that on the album. It was a process of stripping away my security blanket, which is the same four walls I always record in.”

You can pre-order the album by heading here. Make sure to check out his forthcoming tour dates too (below the artwork/tracklisting).

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Tracklisting:

  • 1 - Clean Slate (for Alex & El Goodo)
  • 2 - Primitive Girl
  • 3 - Me And My Shadow
  • 4 - Sweetheart
  • 5 - I Get Ideas
  • 6 - The First Time I Ran Away
  • 7 - A Wasteland Companion
  • 8 - Watch The Show
  • 9 - There’s A Key
  • 10 - Crawl After You
  • 11 - Wild Goose
  • 12 - Pure Joy

Live Dates

  • Tuesday 20 March – LONDON – Leicester Square Theatre (£16)
  • Sunday 25 March – LONDON – Royal Albert Hall (with Feist)
  • Monday 26 March – MANCHESTER – Apollo (with Feist)
  • Tuesday 27 March – GLASGOW – Royal Concert Hall (with Feist)