New York's Yellow Ostrich has revealed plans to release a new album titled Cosmos, due Feb. 25 on Barsuk.

The new record announcement is accompanied by a brand new track, "Shades," which offers a preview of the new material. According to a press release from the band, they spent the better part of this past year in the studio working on the new music.

“Something I really like about the Carl Sagan way of thinking is how it’s a very un-ironic and sincere amazement at how the world works,” said frontman Alex Schaaf of the album. ”One of the main things I was thinking about in writing this album is how to take that viewpoint and bring it into real-world life. It’s one thing to be reading all these books and watching all these movies in a very small room, or-as Michael did-to go out and live under the stars for a while. But trying to inject that pure amazement into day-to-day living in a big city is something completely different.”

In addition to the new music, the band has also revealed new tour dates, which can be seen below following a stream of "Shades."

Tour Dates:
2/27 - Great Scott - Allston, MA [Tickets]
3/03 - DC9 - Washington, DC [Tickets]
3/04 - Kings - Raleigh, NC [Tickets]
3/05 - The Earl - Atlanta, GA [Tickets]
3/06 - The High Watt - Nashville, TN [Tickets]
3/07 - The Bottletree - Birmingham, AL [Tickets]
3/08 - Circle Bar - New Orleans, LA [Tickets]
3/09 - Fitzgerald's - Houston, TX [Tickets]
3/15 - Pub Rock Live - Scottsdale, AZ [Tickets]
3/16 - Casbah - San Diego, CA [Tickets]
3/18 - The Echo - Los Angeles, CA [Tickets]
3/19 - Bottom of the Hill - San Francisco, CA [Tickets]
3/21 - Doug Fir Lounge - Portland, OR [Tickets]
3/22 - Barboza - Seattle, WA [Tickets]
3/23 - Media Club - Vancouver, Canada [Tickets]
3/25 - Urban Lounge - Salt Lake City, UT [Tickets]
3/26 - Hi Dive - Denver, CO [Tickets]
3/28 - Turf Club - St. Paul, MN [Tickets]
3/29 - High Noon Saloon - Madison, WI [Tickets]
3/30 - Turner Hall - Milwaukee, WI [Tickets]
3/31 - Schubas - Chicago, IL [Tickets]
4/01 - Do317 Lounge - Indianapolis, IN [Tickets]
4/03 - Boot & Saddle - Philadelphia, PA [Tickets]
4/04 - Bowery Ballroom - New York, NY [Tickets]