Stream The Extra Lens' "Undercard" at NPR's First Listen now!

Stream The Extra Lens'

The Extra Lens (John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats and Franklin Bruno of the Human Hearts) will release their Merge debut, Undercard on October 19.

You can stream Undercard in its entirety as part of NPR’s First Listen feature. NPR’s Stephen Thompson describes Undercard, “As always, Darnielle's strangely lovely phrasing and gift for language — "Oblivion's been knocking since I gave it my address," et al — keep Undercard from devolving into nihilistic ugliness. Instead, it's merely human, with all the messiness and strange beauty the word implies.” Stream the album now at

To further commemorate this occasion, Franklin & John will head up the east coast for a few dates in October. All dates are with John Vanderslice, and tickets are on sale now!

Undercard is now available for pre-order on CD and LP in the Merge store, and you can download the free MP3 “Only Existing Footage” now!

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The Extra Lens on tour:
*all dates with John Vanderslice
Oct 19 Philadelphia, PA Tin Angel
Oct 20 Washington, DC Rock and Roll Hotel
Oct 21 New York, NY Mercury Lounge
Oct 23 Northampton, MA Iron Horse Music Hall