Gary Numan announces first album of new material in seven years; will tour with Nine Inch Nails

The new wave pioneer shares abrasive lead cut ‘I Am Dust’.

The ‘Cars’ singer will release Splinter (Songs From A Broken Mind) on October 15th via his own Machine Music label. Chalk one up for the Year of the Comeback: the album is his first collection of original material since 2006’s Jagged.

Splinter was recorded in Numan’s home studio and features contributions from Nine Inch Nails / Guns N’ Roses guitarist Robin Finck, and according to a press release, the album references industrial and Arabian influences. Numan opened up about the album — and the midlife crisis that elongated its recording process — in an extensive interview with Stereogum.

Stream ‘I Am Dust’ and check out the album’s cover and tracklist below. Numan’s tour dates, which include two gigs opening for descendant act Nine Inch Nails. [via Consequence of Sound]

01. I Am Dust
02. Here In The Black
03. Everything Comes Down To This
04. The Calling
05. Splinter
06. Lost
07. Love Hurt Bleed
08. A Shadow Falls On Me
09. Where I Can Never Be
10. We’re The Unforgiven
11. Who Are You
12. My Last Day

08/28 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace Of Spades
08/29 – Eugene, OR @ WOW Hall
08/30 – Vancouver, BC @ Fortune Sound Club
08/31 – Seattle, WA @ Bumbershoot Festival
09/01 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
09/03 – Oakland, CA @ Metro Opera House
09/04 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
10/25 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
10/26 – Asheville, NC @ Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit
10/27 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat
10/29 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
10/30 – Sunrise, FL @ BB&T Center *
10/31 – Orlando, FL @ Amway Center *

* = w/ Nine Inch Nails



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