Bobby Bare, Jr. will release a new album, 'Undefeated,' on April 15. The record marks his first collection of new songs since his 2010 album 'A Storm, A Tree, My Mother's Head,' and his first with Bloodshot Records since 'The Longest Meow,' which was released in 2005.

The debut single from the album, 'North of Alabama by Mornin,' shows the singer-songwriter's ability to seamlessly merge genres. Described by Spin as “throbs of distortion, a martial stomp-along beat, and ominously squalling guitars," the song is indicative of the record's diverse sound.

The godson of children's book author Shel Silverstein, Bare says he still feels his influences in his songs.

"You need to be writing something that was just not there before," he tells The Boot. "Shel had a fearlessness in his writing. Whenever I am co-writing I notice, right at the [lyrical] area when people start backing down, that’s the only place you can do something interesting, right on the area where you are teetering. When someone says, 'I don’t know if we should go that far,' that’s right where you should go."

Bare will spend much of the next few months on the road, along with his band, the Young Criminals’ Starvation League, in support of the new album.

See a list of newly-announced dates below. Pre-order 'Undefeated' here.

Bobby Bare Jr. 2014 Tour Dates

3/12 - Austin, Texas - The Continental Club (Bloodshot Records SXSW Showcase)
3/13 - Houston, Texas - The Mucky Duck
3/14 - Austin, Texas - Yard Dog (Bloodshot Records SXSW day party)
3/15 - San Antonio, Texas - Sam’s Burger Joint
4/15 - Atlanta, Ga. - The Earl
4/16 - Carrboro, N.C. - Cat’s Cradle
4/17 - Arlington, Va. - IOTA Club & Cafe
4/18 - Philadelphia, Pa. - Boot & Saddle
4/19 - New York, N.Y. - Mercury Lounge
4/20 - Cambridge, Mass. - Atwood's Tavern
4/22 - Cleveland, Ohio - Beachland Ballroom
4/23 - Chicago, Ill. - Schuba's Tavern
4/24 - Maumee, Ohio - The Village Idiot