The Fall's Mark E. Smith

The irascible Mark E. Smith — who celebrates his 53rd birthday today — next month will release his 28th studio album under the banner of The Fall, the ragged, love-’em-or-hate-’em postpunk act that has churned through dozens of members since bursting onto the U.K. music scene in 1976.

Due out April 26 on CD, double LP and as a digital download, the nine-track Your Future Our Clutter is the band’s first release on Domino Records. This time out, Smith is joined by the same lineup that helped record the last Fall album, 2008’s Imperial Wax Solvent: his wife Elena Poulou on keyboards and vocals, Dave “The Eagle” Spurr on bass, Peter “P.P.” Greenway on guitar and Keiron Melding on drums.

To mark the disc’s release, the Fall has set a 14-date U.K. tour in late April and May (see tour dates below). The band also is due for a pair of reissues this year, as Beggars Archive plans to release expanded editions 1984’s The Wonderful and Frightening World of the Fall and 1985’s This Nation’s Saving Grace.

See ‘Your Future Our Clutter’ tracklist and Fall tour dates after the jump…

Tracklist: The Fall, Your Future Our Clutter

1. “O.F.Y.C. Showcase”
2. “Bury Pts. 1 + 3”
3. “Mexico Wax Solvent”
4. “Cowboy George”
5. “Hot Cake”
6. “Y.F.O.C./Slippy Floor”
7. “Chino”
8. “Funnel Of Love”
9. “Weather Report 2”

The Fall tour dates:

April 24: Studio 24, Edinburgh, UK
April 25: The Warehouse, Aberdeen, UK
April 29: Tripod, Dublin, Ireland
May 2: Ballroom, Keele University, Newcastle-under-Lyme, UK
May 4: Rock City, Nottingham, UK
May 7: Shepherds Bush Empire, London, UK
May 8: Palace, Aldershot, UK
May 9: Concorde 2, Brighton, UK
May 11: O2 Academy, Birmingham, UK
May 15: Cheese and Grain, Frome, UK
May 16: All Tomorrow’s Parties, Minehead, UK
May 19: O2 Academy, LIverpool, UK
May 21: Balne Lane Working Mens Club, Wakefield, UK
May 22: Old Canteen Media & Arts Centre, Barrow-in-Furness, UK

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