(Photo: Joe Lemke)

Check out this exclusive stream of "Capybara" from Farewell Continental's new album, ¡Hey, Hey Pioneers!, out May 10 on Paper + Plastick. Frontman Justin Pierre explains the song:

"Tommy went on an expedition to South America in the late '90's to study the Capybara in their natural habitat.  For years afterward we'd hear nothing but Capybara This and Capybara That. To say the least, it got real annoying.  At one practice we were attempting to mimic animal sounds with our guitars (we're big Steve Vai fans) and Tommy came up with the intro to the song claiming it was the sound of, you guessed it: The Capybara.  So this is an ode to our furry friends who live south of the border.  A gothic teenage Capybara love affair."

Catch the band on tour this spring:

May 11 - Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop

May 12 - Altoona, PA @ The Archway Center

May 13 - West Chester, PA @ The Note

May 14 - Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwell's

May 15 - Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory

May 17 - Washington, DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel

May 18 - Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall

May 19 - Buffalo, NY @ Xtreme Wheels

May 20 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Cafe

May 21 - Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot - Pike Room

June 2 - Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock

June 7 - Seattle, WA @ Vera Project

June 8 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre

June 10 - San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill

June 11 - Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction

June 12 - Upland, CA @ The Wire

June 13 - Silver Lake, CA @ The Satellite

June14 - Scottsdale, AZ @ Martini Ranch

June 16 - Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre

June 17 - Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar

June 18 - St. Louis, MO @ The Firebird

June 19 - Chicago, IL @ Schubas