The first cut from the new Umphrey’s McGee album, Death by Stereo, was just debuted over at Time.com.

It’s been more than two years without an album from progressive rock band Umphrey’s McGee. Now, TIME has the first listen of their new song, “ Virtue.”

They’re not so overwhelmed by the track, but I’ve got to say that it has all those classic elements and sounds I would expect to hear out of the band these days. Obviously they’re still a force and a band that’s continued to innovate in the way they release music, interact with their fans, and generally keep things interesting with those folks that follow along with these guys on the boards. That is to say, that the band releasing a track exclusively to Time.com as a music premier destination seems a bit odd, but maybe that’s exactly what UM is doing these days — keeping the fans guessing.

Keep reading to hear the track and get a list of the band’s current tour dates, including their Hauntlanta two-night run at the Tabernacle.

Umphrey’s McGee

Sat, Aug 20th, 2011 Hoxeyville Music Festival Wellston, Michigan
Thu, Sep 1st, 2011 Raleigh Amphitheater Raleigh, North Carolina
Fri, Sep 2nd, 2011 9:30 Club ,
Fri, Sep 2nd, 2011 Velvet Lounge Non-UM Show ,
Sat, Sep 3rd, 2011 9:30 Club Washington, D.C.
Sun, Sep 4th, 2011 Steel Jam Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Tue, Sep 6th, 2011 , New York
Wed, Sep 7th, 2011 , New York
Thu, Sep 8th, 2011 Brooklyn Bowl Brooklyn, New York
Fri, Sep 9th, 2011 Brooklyn Bowl – SOLD OUT Brooklyn, New York
Sat, Sep 10th, 2011 Music Festival Hancock, New York
Tue, Sep 13th, 2011 Water Street Music Hall Rochester, New York
Wed, Sep 14th, 2011 Capitol Center for the Arts Concord, New Hampshire
Thu, Sep 15th, 2011 Higher Ground South , Vermont
Fri, Sep 16th, 2011 Calvin Theatre Northampton, Massachusetts
Sat, Sep 17th, 2011 Portland, Maine
Wed, Sep 21st, 2011 , Pennsylvania
Thu, Sep 22nd, 2011 Showboat , New Jersey
Fri, Sep 23rd, 2011 Jefferson Theater , Virginia
Sat, Sep 24th, 2011 The NorVa Norfolk, Virginia
Sun, Sep 25th, 2011 Greenfield Lake Amphitheater Wilmington, North Carolina 6:30 pm
Fri, Oct 21st, 2011 Cleveland, Ohio
Wed, Oct 26th, 2011 Varsity Theatre , Louisiana
Thu, Oct 27th, 2011 The Bama Theatre Tuscaloosa, Alambama
Fri, Oct 28th, 2011 Atlanta, Georgia
Sat, Oct 29th, 2011 Atlanta, Georgia
Sun, Oct 30th, 2011 2011 Asheville, North Carolina
Wed, Nov 2nd, 2011 Northern Lights Clifton Park, New York
Fri, Nov 4th, 2011 Kalamazoo Kalamazoo, Michigan
Sat, Nov 5th, 2011 Ballroom Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Fri, Nov 25th, 2011 Chicago,
Sat, Nov 26th, 2011 Chicago,
Sat, Jan 7th, 2012 Revolution Live Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Sun, Jan 8th, 2012 Revolution Live Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
9 January 2012–14 January 2012 MSC Poesia
26 January 2012–30 January 2012 – SOLD OUT Mayan Riviera, Mexico


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