It's been nine years since the Velvet Teen mashed together their trademark art pop with electronic sounds and wild time signatures on Cum Laude!, and five years since their EP, No Star. Now the band is back in full effect again with All is Illusory.

You can listen to All is Illusory below. The album goes back to some of the band's more emo-inspired tendencies without giving up on the experimental sounds that colored Cum Laude! It's also their second full-length with drummer Casey Dietz, who replaced founding member Logan Whitehurst. Whitehurst passed away of brain cancer in 2006. Much of the energy of the album is derived from Dietz's complex rhythms.

The Velvet Teen also announced a tour that will take them across the U.S., starting in Seattle and working east before double back and ending in Petaluma, Calif.

The Velvet Teen 2015 Tour
July 17: Seattle, WA -- The Crocodile
July 18: Portland, OR -- Project Pabst
July 19: Missoula, MT -- Stage 112
July 20: Billings, MT -- The Pub Station
July 21: Fargo, ND -- The Aquarium
July 23: Milwaukee, WI -- Turner Hall
July 24: Minneapolis, MN -- Varsity Theater
July 25: Madison, WI -- High Noon Saloon
July 26: Chicago, IL -- Wicker Park Fest
July 28: Kansas City, MO -- Record Bar
July 29: St. Louis, MO -- Firebird
July 30: Grand Rapids, MI -- Pyramid Scheme
July 31: Cincinnati, OH -- MOTR Pub
Aug. 1: Cleveland, OH -- Now That's Class
Aug. 2: Pittsburgh, PA -- Brillobox
Aug. 3: Washington, DC -- DC9
Aug. 5: Allston, MA -- Great Scott
Aug. 6: Brooklyn, NY -- Knitting Factory
Aug. 7: Philadelphia, PA -- The Boot & Saddle
Aug. 8: Fredericksburg, VA -- St. George's Episcopal
Aug. 10: Atlanta, GA -- Drunken Unicorn
Aug. 11: Ybor City, FL -- New World Brewery
Aug. 12: Orlando, FL -- Will's Pub
Aug. 14: Austin, TX -- Holy Mountain
Aug. 15: Dallas, TX -- Club Dada
Aug. 17: Phoenix, AZ -- The Rebel Lounge
Aug. 18: San Diego, CA -- Seven Grand
Aug. 19: Los Angeles, CA -- The Satellite
Aug. 20: San Jose, CA -- Cafe Stritch
Aug. 21: San Francisco, CA -- Bottom of the Hill
Aug. 22: Petaluma, CA -- Phoenix Theatre