Ted Leo Shares "You're Like Me" from Crowdfunded Album 'The Hanged Man'

Ted Leo Shares 'You're Like Me' from Crowdfunded Album 'The Hanged Man'
Earlier this year, Ted Leo launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund his first solo album since 2010's The Brutalist Bricks. Today (July 6), he's shared the first song and all of the details from the new release.

The album is called The Hanged Man, and it's another DIY affair for the decidedly DIY musician. The release was recorded by Leo at his home studio, where he played the majority of its instruments. The album will be self-released on September 8.

Ahead of its arrival, Leo has shared the album's first single "You're Like Me." In a lengthy and highly personal interview with Stereogum, Leo revealed that the song is the first time he's ever written about being sexually abused as a boy.

"It's [about] being someone who has your world turned around in a way that places you outside the sort of normal flow of life and events," he said. "It's [about] acknowledging those people as well."

Listen to "You're Like Me" below, where you'll also find the tracklisting for The Hanged Man. Leo has also announced a North American tour, including a Toronto show on September 19.

The Hanged Man:

1. Moon Out of Phase
2. Used to Believe
3. Can't Go Back
4. The Future
5. William Weld in the 21st Century
6. The Nazarene
7. Run to the City
8. Gray Havens
9. Make Me Feel Loved
10. The Little Smug Supper Club
11. Anthems of None
12. You're Like Me
13. Lonsdale Avenue
14. Let's Stay on the Moon

Tour dates:

07/13 Napa, CA - Uptown Theatre ^

07/14 Berkeley, CA - The UC Theatre ^

09/14 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer

09/15 Washington, DC - Black Cat

09/16 Washington, DC - Black Cat

09/17 Allston, MA - Brighton Music Hall

09/19 Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace

09/20 Detroit, MI - Magic Stick

09/23 Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop

09/24 Pittsburgh, PA - Spirit Hall

10/23 Richmond, VA - Strange Matter

10/24 Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle

10/25 Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade

10/27 Dallas, TX - Club Dada

10/28 Austin, TX – Mohawk

10/31 Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar

11/01 San Diego, CA - Casbah

11/03 Los Angeles, CA - The Teragram Ballroom

11/04 San Francisco, CA - Bimbo's 365 Club

11/06 Portland, OR - Revolution Hall

11/08 Seattle, WA - The Crocodile

11/11 Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock Social Club

^ with Aimee Mann