New York post-hardcore titans Glassjaw have unveiled the first single ‘Shira’ from their upcoming third album Material Control, which is due for release on December 1.
Album artwork and a full tracklist for the LP have also been released, and Material Control will mark Daryl Palumbo and co.’s first album since 2002’s outstanding Worship and Tribute, and their first release of any kind since 2011’s Coloring Book EP.
The album’s full tracklist and artwork can be seen below. As of yet there are no confirmed tour dates, but this might be expected given the band’s fondness of taking their time for releases and tours in the past. It’s worth noting that the album kicks off with ‘New White Extremity’, a standalone single released by the band back in 2015.
1 ‘New White Extremity’
3 ’11 Days’
5 ‘Pretty Hell’
6 ‘Bastille Day’
10 ‘My Conscience Weighs A Ton’
11 ‘Material Control’
12 ‘Cut And Run’
The release of a full-length album could be considered something of a surprise to fans of the band, as Palumbo has frequently spoken about not needing to release another album, arguing that “full-length records are becoming irrelevant”.
In a 2011 interview with Kerrang!, Palumbo elaborated on his point, stating that “People are so hung up on us not having a full-length out that they’re overlooking the fact that record labels are becoming increasingly irrelevant, that full-length records are becoming irrelevant and the whole album/tour cycle is pretty irrelevant.”
He added that the band want to “put music out as it occurs and not bore people with 15 songs,” which is fair enough, as Material Control has 12 songs to its name.