After 12 years and 6 albums, alternative Christian rock band Anberlin will be releasing their farewell album "Lowborn" on July 22. The album will be released by Tooth and Nail Records, the label that first released their debut "Blueprints for a Black Market" in 2003.
Comprising of Stephen Christian (vocals), Joseph Milligan (guitar), Deon Rexroat (bass), Nathan Young (drums), and Christian McAlhaney, Anberlin recorded this album a little differently. They recorded their parts with separate producers they each selected, rather than cut the project as a unit. The drums were recorded with Matt Goldman in Atlanta and later combined with bass and guitar in Lakeland, FL with Copeland's Aaron Marsh. Vocals were recorded with Sprinkle in Franklin, TN.
"Stranger Ways," will be the first single that will precede the album. Of the single, this is what Stephen Christian has to say, " [the song] embodies a lot of what Anberlin will be remembered for; the 80's influence, dark dactylic lyrics, and intriguing melodies and music." The song "is not the embodiment of the record," he continues. "Many people are going to hear this and think the entire record is this somber, but rest assured 'lowborn' is eclectic and chaotic, just like a good Anberlin record should be."
The band members will go their separate ways following a farewell world tour. Additional dates for the U.S. and elsewhere will be announced shortly.
Track Listing for "Lowborn":
1.We Are Destroyer
4.Velvet Covered Brick
6.Birds Of Prey
8.Losing It All
(*Vans Warped Tour 2014)
July 3 - Klipsch Music Center, Noblesville, IN
July 4 - The Flats At Molson Canadian Amphitheatre, Toronto, Canada
July 5 - Parc Jean Drapeau, Montreal, Canada
July 6 - PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ
July 16 - Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, OH
July 17 - Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, OH
July 18 - The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, MI
July 19 - First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, Tinley Park, IL
July 20 - Canterbury Park, Shakopee, MN
July 22 - Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD
July 23 - Farm Bureau Live, Virginia Beach, VA
July 24 - Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood, Atlanta, GA
July 25 - Vinoy Park, St. Petersburg, FL
July 26 - Cruzan Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach, FL
July 27 - Central Florida Fairgrounds, Orlando, FL
July 28 - PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte, NC
July 29 - Tennessee State Fairgrounds, Nashville, TN
July 30 - Marcus Amphitheater, Milwaukee, WI
July 31 - Cricket Wireless Amphitheater, Bonner Springs, KS
Aug. 2 - Sports Authority Field At Mile High, Denver, CO
The Final Tour:
Aug. 6 - Cathouse, Glasgow, U.K.
Aug. 7 - Manchester Academy, Manchester, U.K.
Aug. 8 - Electric Ballroom, London, U.K.
Aug. 9 - Frizon Festival, Kumla, Sweden
Aug.29 - Bar Opiniao, Porto Alegre, Brazil
Aug.30- Music Hall, Curitiba, Brazil
Aug.31 - Carioca Club, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Sept.3 - Metropolis, Fremantle, Australia
Sept.4 - The Gov, Adelaide, Australia
Sept.6 - The Hifi, Brisbane, Australia
Sept.7 - The Roundhouse, Sydney, Australia
Sept.9 - The Forum, Melbourne, Australia
Nov.11 - Theatre of Living Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Nov.12 - House of Blues, Boston, MA
Nov.13 - Irving Plaza, New York, NY
Nov.15 - Theatre of Living Arts, Philadelphia, PA
(More dates TBA)