Zombi "Mission Creep"

Zombi 'Mission Creep'
Pittsburgh instrumental duo Zombi have offered up another synth-twisting preview of their forthcoming Shape Shift, this time getting freaky with a funked-up assault they call "Mission Creep."

As previously reported, Zombi have scaled back the ambient electronic tones of their last few releases, pushing Shape Shift back into a more prog-tinged direction. Fittingly, "Mission Creep" mixes together quick-fingered keyboard lines, a distortion-dipped bit of fretboard-exploring bass and a hard-edged drum groove. Ultimately, it sounds like '70s-era Goblin sweating through a basement jam of Rush's "Spirit of the Radio."

"It's a rock record — think of it as a follow-up to [2006's] Surface to Air," the band's Steve Moore had previously said in a statement. "There are no techno jams or symphonic prog fantasies. No solo track interludes. We have officially moved from 'studio project' mode back into 'live band' mode."

The rest of the record rises up October 16 via Relapse Records, but you can stream "Mission Creep" down below, courtesy of Stereogum. There, you'll also find a few upcoming tour dates, including stops in Montreal and Toronto.

Tour dates:

11/05 Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle *
11/06 Ferndale, MI - The Loving Touch *
11/07 Toronto, ON - The Hard Luck *
11/08 Montreal, QC - Bar Le Ritz PDB *
11/10 Providence, RI - Columbus Theatre *
11/11 Brooklyn, NY - Saint Vitus *
11/12 Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle *
11/13 Baltimore, MD - Floristree *
11/14 Pittsburgh, PA - Cattivo *
11/15 San Antonio, TX - Housecore Horror Festival

* with Pinkish Black