Back at the end of January, Jack Tatum’s Wild Nothing teased us with the release of a new song entitled “Nowhere” and no announcement of an album to follow up his glorious 2010 debut LP Gemini.

So finally, here we are, over four months later on and finally we get the scoop on album number two from Wild Nothing, and it turns out “Nowhere” didn’t even make the final cut! The LP is set for an August 28th release on Captured Tracks and it is entitled Nocturne.

“The new album Nocturne, is a window into Tatum’s “ideal world” of pop music,” states the press release, before going on to tell us that “The obsessiveness of Nocturne is inherent in it’s gentle harmonies, orchestrated synths, wandering voice, and songs that speak of his post-Gemini experiences as he explores new paradoxes of pop… And yet Nocturne isn’t obvious, it is a strange and distinctive musical beast, the product of an obsessive pop vision that creates its own reality.”

Below you can hear the glorious lead single from the album, “Shadow,” which will be release on 7″ single on June 26th. Beneath that you can see Nocturne‘s track list and Wild Nothing’s tour dates, including many with Beach House this summer.

Nocturne track list:

01. Shadow
02. Midnight Song
03. Nocturne
04. Through The Glass
05. Only Heather
06. This Chain Won’t Break
07. Disappear Always
08. Paradise
09. Counting Days
10. The Blue Dress
11. Rheya


Jun 26 Birmingham, AL – Bottle Tree
Jun 27 Jackson, MS – Morning Bell Records & Studios
Jun 29 El Paso, TX – Lowbrow Palace
Jul 01 San Diego, CA – House of Blues *
Jul 02 Santa Ana, CA – Contellation Room
Jul 03 Los Angeles, CA – El Rey *
Jul 06 Aspen, CO – Belly Up Aspen *
Jul 07 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater *
Jul 09 Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom *
Jul 10 Lawrence, KS – Liberty Hall *
Jul 11 St. Louis, MO – The Pageant *
Jul 12 Knoxville, TN – Minglewood Hall *
Jul 13 Madison, WI – University of Wisconsin
Jul 14 Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews
Jul 15 Iowa City, IA – Blue Moose
Jul 16 Bloomington, IA – The Bishop Bar
Jul 17 Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue *
Jul 18 Pontiac, MI – Crofoot Ballroom *
Jul 19 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues *
Jul 20 Columbus. OH – Newport Music Hall *
Jul 21 Millvale, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre *
Aug 09 New York, NY – Pier 84 (with Grimes, Diiv)

* w/ Beach House