The Extra Lens, the musical collaboration between John Darnielle (Mountain Goats) and Franklin Bruno (Nothing Painted Blue, the Human Hearts), will release their Merge debut, Undercard on October 19.
You can now stream Undercard in its entirety and pre-order the album on CD and LP in the Merge store.
Undercard is the first new album from this distinguished partnership since 2002's Martial Arts Weekend and is comprised of eleven original songs and a pretty ominous-sounding cover song, and will include copious song notes from John and Franklin. The artwork features an illustration by Ian Dingman and a vintage boxing poster feel inspired by the title, Undercard, which references the fights listed under the main event at a boxing match.
The Extra Lens have a few surprises in store for us this fall, so stay tuned! Download a free MP3 of "Only Existing Footage," and be sure to follow the Extra Lens on twitter!