Dan Mangan + Blacksmith spent a good amount of last year touring with Bear's Den, giving fans a taste of their upcoming fourth LP, 'Club Meds,' set for release on Jan. 13. If you're ready to hear the record in full, you can now listen to it via NPR and the Guardian right now.

“As I get older, I get less and less inspired by any art that isn’t inherently political in some measure," Mangan tells the Guardian. "I start to wonder what is the point if you’re not saying something?”

While the band will be spending February and March touring around Canada with Hayden and Astral Swans, they have a few special dates in the U.S., including one tonight (Jan. 5):

Dan Mangan + Blacksmith 2015 Tour
Jan. 5: Bellingham, Wash. -- The Roost
March 3: Chicago -- Schubas Tavern
March 4: St. Paul, Minn. -- Turf Club