Tortoise have announced a new album – it's called The Catastrophist and it's their first album in almost seven years, following on from 2009's Beacons of Ancestorship. The new album arrives on 22nd January 2016 and will be followed by a European tour; dates at the end of this post.

The band have also shared 'Gesceap', the first single to be taken from the forthcoming album – you can listen to that below.

Pre-order The Catastrophist from Thrill Jockey, if you like; this includes an exclusive opaque turquoise-coloured vinyl, plus a T-shirt designed by John Herndon (drummer of Tortoise).

  • The Catastrophist tracklist:
  • 1. The Catastrophist
  • 2. Ox Duke
  • 3. Rock On
  • 4. Gopher Island
  • 5. Shake Hands With Danger
  • 6. The Clearing Fills
  • 7. Gesceap
  • 8. Hot Coffee
  • 9. Yonder Blue
  • 10. Tesseract
  • 11. At Odds With Logic


  • Tortoise European tour dates 2016:
  • Sun 7th Feb Copenhagen, Denmark - Vega Jr
  • Mon 8th Feb Hamburg, Germany - Fabrik
  • Tue 9th Feb Berlin, Germany - Berghain
  • Wed 10th Feb Antwerp, Belgium - Trix
  • Thu 11th Feb Utrecht, Netherlands - Tivoli
  • Fri 12th Feb St. Gallen, Switzerland - Palace
  • Sat 13th Feb Geneva, Switzerland - Antigel Festival
  • Sun 14th Feb Zürich, Switzerland - Stall 6
  • Mon 15th Feb Reutlingen, Germany - franz.K
  • Tue 16th Feb Wien, Austria - Arena
  • Wed 17th Feb Budapest, Hungary - A 38
  • Thu 18th Feb Zagreb, Croatia - Mochvara
  • Fri 19th Feb Bologna, Italy - Locomotiv Club
  • Sat 20th Feb Rome, Italy - Monk Club
  • Sun 21st Feb Milan, Italy - Magnolia Club
  • Tue 23rd Feb London, UK - Village Underground