The Kooks, who haven’t had a full-length release since 2006′s ‘Inside In/Inside Out’, will release their third studio album, ‘Junk of the Heart’, on September 13th on Astralwerks Records. Their single release  of the same name will come out on July 11th.

The album, produced by Tony Hoffer (Beck, Air, Belle & Sebastian), and recorded in The Sound Factory (Los Angeles) and Sarm Studios (London), boasts 12 songs. It kicks off “with a dramatic breakbeat, the opening track builds across acoustic guitar and warm washes of synth before collapsing into a chorus you’ll be singing for days.”

Having sold out US tours in the past, The Kooks are happy to appear in front of American audiences (after their June European dates and before UK festival season), with a few precursor U.S. shows this June.

The Kooks U.S. Live Dates

6/22      San Francisco   Slims

6/23      Los Angeles        The Troubadour

6/27      New York           Bowery Ballroom