After years of rallying together darling EPs and steady singles, New Zealand outfit Yumi Zouma have finally announced their formal debut album with Cascine, entitled Yoncalla.

The album, the band notes, captures a more singular voice than its previous EPs tended to. "Yumi Zouma has always been an exercise in refining ideas and collaborating," says guitarist Charlie Ryder. "But this was the first time we weren’t limited or protected by distance. With ​Yoncalla, the process was different, and it can be scary to present raw ideas to your friends ‐ but it’s also incredible to see songs evolve through the sparks of inspiration that bounce between people in the same room."

With the announcement the band have revealed their upcoming spring and summer tour dates, beginning in early May with an initial stop in the band's hometown of Christchurch. Dates are as follows:

  • Wed. May 4 - Christchurch, NZ @ Blue Smoke (w/ Doprah)
  • Thu. May 5 - Dunedin, NZ @ Re Fuel (w/ Doprah)
  • Fri. May 6 - Auckland, NZ @ The Crystal Palace (w/ Doprah)
  • Sat. May. 7 - Wellington, NZ @ Meow (w/ Doprah)
  • Wed. May 25 - San Francisco, CA @ Brick + Mortar (w/ Maria Usbeck)
  • Thu. May 26 - Los Angeles, CA @ Los Globos (w/ Maria Usbeck)
  • Sat. May 28 - Brooklyn, NY @ National Sawdust (w/ Maria Usbeck)
  • Thu. June 2 - Boston, MA @ Middle East
  • Wed. June 8 - Washington, DC @ DC9
  • Fri. June 10 - Montreal, QC @ Brasserie Beaubien
  • Sat. June 11 - Toronto, ON @ The Garrison
  • Tue. June 21 - London, UK @ Moth Club
  • Wed. June 22 - Paris, FR @ Point Ephémère
  • Thu. June 23 - Amsterdam, NL @ Sugar Factory Small Hall
  • Fri. June 24 - Berlin, DE @ Karrera Klub Birthday Bash at Bi Nuu
  • Mon. September 12 - Tokyo, Japan @ WWW
  • Tues. September 13 - Nagoya, Japan @ Tokuzo
  • Weds. September 14 - Osaka, Japan @ Pangea

Listen to 'Keep It Close To Me' below, pre-order Yoncalla, and stream the track over at Spotify today.

Check out the tracklist below:

  • 1. Barricade (Matter Of Fact)
  • 2. Text From Sweden
  • 3. Keep It Close To Me
  • 4. Haji Awali
  • 5. Remember You At All
  • 6. Yesterday
  • 7. Better When I’m By Your Side
  • 8. Short Truth
  • 9. Hermisphere
  • 10. Drachma

Yoncalla arrives May 27th on Cascine.