Mayday Parade Premieres Awesome First Song Off New Album 'Black Lines': Exclusive

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Mayday Parade

Mayday Parade is back! Over the past decade, the Florida-bred quintet has endured across countless trends in their scene, only to stay winning on a journey from the indies to a major label and back again. Their fifth studio album, Black Lines, is due Oct. 9 on Fearless Records, and Billboard is excited to premiere its first track.

Check out "Keep In Mind, Transmogrification Is A New Technology" below:

That's a time lapse of an artist re-creating Black Lines' cover artwork, in case you were wondering. Mayday Parade is headlining the Alternative Press tour this year (with support from Real Friends) and they'll have some hot new jams to kick out. The new track -- all five-and-a-half minutes of it -- is a white-knuckled burner that sounds ideal for closing out a set. Frontman Derek Sanders spills his guts over power riffs and breakdowns: "I am selfish when I need you / I am the blister inside of the wall in the back of your room / I am the envy of what you're afraid to write, and that's fine." 

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The new LP follows 2013's Monsters in the Closet, which debuted at No. 10 on the Billboard 200, and No. 2 on the Independent Albums chart. The pre-order for Black Lines will be available tonight (July 30) at 9 p.m. (PST) here.

Here are Mayday Parade's upcoming dates on the AP Tour:

Oct. 14:  Boston, MA (House of Blues)
Oct. 15:  Philadelphia, PA (Electric Factory)
Oct. 16:  Sayreville, NJ (Starland Ballroom)
Oct. 18:  Silver Spring, MD (The Fillmore)
Oct. 20:  New York, NY (Best Buy Theater)
Oct. 21:  Buffalo, NY (Town Ballroom)
Oct. 22:  Toronto, Ontario (Danforth Music Hall)
Oct. 23:  Cleveland, OH (House of Blues)
Oct. 24:  Pittsburgh, PA (Stage AE)
Oct. 25:  Pontiac, MI (The Crofoot)
Oct. 29:  Minneapolis, MN (Mill City Nights)
Oct. 30:  Des Moines, IA (Wooly's)
Oct. 31:  Lawrence, KS (Granada Theater)
Nov. 1:  Tulsa, OK (Cain's Ballroom)
Nov. 3:  Denver, CO (Summit Music Hall)
Nov. 4:  Salt Lake City, UT (The Complex)
Nov. 5:  Boise, ID (Knitting Factory)
Nov. 7:  Seattle, WA (Showbox at the Market)
Nov. 8:  Portland, OR (Wonder Ballroom)
Nov. 10:  Sacramento, CA (Ace of Spades)
Nov. 12:  Anaheim, CA (House of Blues)
Nov. 13:  San Diego, CA (SOMA)
Nov. 14:  Tempe, AZ (Marquee Theatre)
Nov. 15:  Las Vegas, NV (Hard Rock Hotel & Casino)
Nov. 17:  San Antonio, TX (The Aztec Theatre)
Nov. 18:  Houston, TX (House of Blues)
Nov. 20:  Dallas, TX (House of Blues)
Nov. 21:  Austin,TX (Emo's)
Nov. 22:  New Orleans, LA (House of Blues)
Nov. 24:  Atlanta, GA (The Masquerade)
Nov. 25:  Orlando, FL (House of Blues)


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