Published Aug 08, 2018Peter Bjorn and John are headed back into our lives with a new album. Called Darker Days, the LP will arrive on October 19.
The album marks the Swedish group's first since 2016's Breakin' Point and was recorded in Stockholm at Atlantis Studios. A press release promises the group aimed to "strip away the noise" and create a "composed and simple" album. Each member — Peter Morén, Björn Yttling and John Eriksson — wrote songs for Darker Days, though composed them all separately.
According to the press release, the album's themes include "Peter tackling what's happening in the world right now, Bjorn delving into relationship issues and John, the most existential, exploring the shadows of our own psyche."
While we've yet to get a song from the upcoming album, Peter Bjorn and John have announced a North American tour, and you can see all the dates below.
That's the cover art for Darker Days above.
10/18 Vienna, AT - Flex
10/19 Prague, CZ - Lucerna Music Bar
10/20 Berlin, DE - Scope Festival
11/29 Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
11/30 Brooklyn, NY - Rough Trade
12/01 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
12/02 Washington, DC - Rock & Roll Hotel
12/04 Toronto, ON - Velvet Underground
12/05 Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
12/07 Santa Ana, CA - Marty's On Newport
12/08 Los Angeles, CA - Teragram
12/09 San Francisco, CA - Independent