Tom Waits Returns with New 'Bad As Me' LP

Tom Waits Returns with New 'Bad As Me' LP
Last week, we reported that much-loved musical eccentric Tom Waits seemed to have something up his sleeve, with a cryptic post on the songwriter's website hinting at a big reveal on Tuesday (August 23). This came with word of a new single called "Bad As Me" and even hopes of a new studio album. Well, Waits delivered all.

As a pre-order page on iTunes confirms, Waits will release the new studio album Bad As Me on October 25 via Anti-. This will mark his first proper full-length since 2004's Real Gone.

We're guessing Waits will shed a bit more light on the album soon via his website. But as of press time, you can see a thumbnail of the album cover on iTunes, where you can buy the album's title track, and that's the record's tracklist below. You can also stream "Bad As Me" here in our Click Hear department.

UPDATE: Anti- has confirmed the release of Bad As Me, adding that the deluxe version will include a 40-page book of lyrics and photos taken by Waits himself, along with three bonus tracks. The album, which features the cover above, will also be available on 180-gram vinyl, which will include the LP and CD, plus a full-size 12-page book.

You can pre-order the album here. Plus, down below you can watch a video of Waits announcing the record via a "private listening party."

Bad As Me:

1. "Chicago"
2. "Raised Right Men"
3. "Talking At the Same Time"
4. "Get Lost"
5. "Face to the Highway"
6. "Pay Me"
7. "Back In the Crowd"
8. "Bad As Me"
9. "Kiss Me"
10. "Satisfied"
11. "Last Leaf"
12. "Hell Broke Luce"
13. "New Year's Eve"
14. "She Stole the Blush" *
15. "Tell Me" *
16. "After You Die" *

* Bonus track