Welp, it’s on the way, kids — today your favorite local sloppy-tonkers Shovels & Rope announced that their new album Little Seeds will be comin’ for your ears Fri. Oct. 7.

The Johns Island couple also went ahead and dropped the LP’s lead single “I Know” via The Wall Street Journal, and it’s a damn fine rock ‘n’ roll zinger. 

The band’s Facebook page this morning noted that “a lot of life has happened in our little Shoro family in the past few years since we put out new music,” referring partly to the addition of their daughter Louisiana last year. The social media post added that Little Seeds is “easily the most personal record that Shovels & Rope has ever made. It’s very, very real.”

The record will be released on New West Records and a fall tour will accompany, with stops that include a two-night stand at both NYC’s Bowery Ballroom and the storied Fillmore in San Francisco. But the duo also warns, “If you don’t see your city listed, don’t get your bowels in an uproar, we are just getting started with spreading the gospel of this record. Rest assured that we are coming for you with a vengeance, near and far.”

To get tickets, pre-order Little Seeds, or listen to “I Know,” head on over to shovelsandrope.com.

Or listen to the new track right here:

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