The Woodsman’s Babe, the moniker for solo act Joe Lengson, has released the first full song from the band’s upcoming sophomore release, Babeland. (Preorders are now available via iTunes.) The track, “Love Story,” aims to showcase the pop sensibilities of Lengson as a songwriter, serving as the perfect introduction to the impending release. Lengson, previously the bassist from Mychildren Mybride, enlisted Haste the Day vocalist Stephen Keech to produce the album.

The band will be on tour to support the release, beginning in mid-April. To get a sneak peek at the album, HM released a teaser for the work earlier last month.

  • April 14 – El Paso, TX @ TBA
  • April 15 – Albuquerque, NM @ TBA
  • April 16 – Tempe, AZ @ 51 West
  • April 17 – Mesa, AZ @ Backstage Attire
  • April 21 – Seattle, WA @ TBA
  • April 22 – Spokane, WA @ YMCAKTUB
  • April 23 – Portland, OR @ Smart Collective
  • April 24 – Bend, OR @ Volcanic Theatre Pub
  • April 28 – Mountain View, CA @ O’Malley’s
  • April 29 – Fresno, CA @ Peeve’s Public House
  • April 30 – Los Angeles, CA @ Silver Lake Lounge
  • May 6 – Las Vegas, NV @ Legends

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